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A collection of top quotes by Lily Collins on love, family, women, self-esteem, bullying, confidence and character.

99 Top Lily Collins Quotes

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actress

Born On: March 18, 1989

Born In: Guildford, United Kingdom

Having been active in the entertainment industry since she was three years old, Lily Collins is one of the most versatile and busiest actresses of present time. She is also an accomplished model and has inspired countless young girls with her sense of style. The daughter of music legend Phil Collins, she was predominantly raised by her mother, Jill Tavelman, and shares great relationships with both of them. She had spent her early childhood in the English countryside before moving to Los Angeles with her mother. Well-aware of the rare opportunity her fame has granted her, she uses her platform to inspire others. Here is a collection of top quotes by Lily Collins on love, family, women, self-esteem, bullying, confidence and character.

I still think there is a huge emphasis on how women look, whether it's fitting a certain mold to play a certain type of character, or the idea that we might have insecurities based on the standards we see in the media.

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I think it's just important to not judge people based on their physicality because it's really about personality and people's hearts and souls. That's what drew me to Audrey Hepburn who is kind of like my icon.

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Great movie stars like Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor who were capable of saying so much without saying anything at all merely by carrying themselves in a classic fashion that's timeless yet relatable.

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I think it's a scary sign of the times that pop culture and social media is so involved [in presidential election ], where it feels like a reality show. I have hope that the right decision will be made.

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[My book is] a collection of letters and essays about what it takes to be a young woman today. Mostly the taboo things that girls don't want to talk about, but once we do we realize we're not alone.

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I think the big thing is the fairy tale. It's taking old folk fairy tales and retelling them in modern day. I think it's just taking you out of everyday life, and everyone loves a good fairy tale.

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I had some difficult times when I first moved to Los Angeles when people would tell me I was saying things wrong. I felt different although my mum kept reminding me it was OK to be different.

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Never once does Snow White herself look in the mirror so she isn't aware of her beauty or what apparently that does to people. It's really just the queen and the prince that talk about it.

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I was actually the one who decided to move to LA. Mom and I were driving on Sunset Boulevard during one of our trips back to see her family, and I said, 'Can we just stay?' So we did.

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I think I've been brought up very well by both my parents. I am very cautious and I think I'm now fit for the world I'm in. They're very much behind my modelling and very supportive.

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I love hats, I'm such a fan of hats. You don't wear a fascinator everywhere you go, but there are ways to incorporate old Hollywood nuances into your looks today but also edge it up.

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I love baking, it's the most calming thing for me. It's therapeutic, it makes the house smell good, and I get to take the goods to my friends. I do it for other people.

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In the '30s, every day was an event. And, as much as I love that idea, I think nowadays it's nice to have the differentiation of when you dress up and when you don't.

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I don't really have a favorite song. Music is such a big part of who I am, and speaks to so many different emotions inside me, that I don't have an all-time favorite.

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In the end when you accept yourself for who you are and you work with what you've got, you couldn't be more beautiful because you're confident and everyone notices.

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At a party recently I was introduced to Meryl Streep, and it took me a second to get my head around it. You know, that I'm meeting these people now. I'm doing it.

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My mom brought me up on old Hollywood. I had been living in Los Angeles. Respecting old movies and growing up with people that were icons that I got to speak to.

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There's this common perception that having a famous last name is all you need. A surname may get you a meeting, but if there's no talent you won't get the part.

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I'm a huge fan of the series of books by Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments. I'm a fan myself, so to be cast as the lead heroine is completely incredible.

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Starting at 16 years old I was in boardrooms of older executives pitching talk shows. I wanted to be the youngest talk show host for a really long time.

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I don't know if this is too weird to say, but this is completely surreal for me. Bizarre. The cover of 'Teen Vogue' has been on my bucket list forever.

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Decisions are the endless uncertainties of life that we'll not know if they're right until the very end, so do the best you can and hope its right.

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When your whole being is attracted to someone else's whole being, then I think that is someone you were meant to be connected with at some point.

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It was interesting to portray a character that was so far removed from today's world, but was also at the forefront of feminism at that time.

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I wanted to watch the women interacting with [Warren Beatty], which takes he chose, and how the actresses were reacting in scenes with him.

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Big brows weren’t the look in L.A., where I grew up. But my mom instilled in me that it’s the quirky things that make you beautiful.

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When it comes to the work, I'm excited to see what people think. When it comes to the private life, that's when I don't pay attention.

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To look into that persons eyes and find yourself so completely lost in another world, a world full of absolute comfort and happiness.

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I’m a huge fan of the books myself, so to know that I got to play Clary – who’s a literary heroine to me – was a huge honour.

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It's really important to stand up for yourself and not always agree with what people say if indeed you don't feel that that's true

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I love watching old movies anyway - I grew up with my mom watching old movies and being immersed in the history of old Hollywood.

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I don't wear dresses all the time - it's nice to save those moments for certain occasions and to make it feel extra special.

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Life works in mysterious ways but when you find your inner glow is back and shining brighter, you know it's right.

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A lot of my friends aren't working, especially since fewer films are being made now and there's more competition.

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My older siblings and I all work in 'the industry'. So obviously we have hectic schedules, but we make it work.

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I'm drawn to roles that have real substance, that aren't just the victim or the teenage girl or the girlfriend.

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It truly is the power that you have deep within yourself that gives you the strength to pursue your dreams.

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Think before you speak. Think before you judge. Think before you think you have a person all figured out.

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But the thing is, I was never looking at a strategic way of gaining fame. That's not why I'm doing this.

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I've grown up knowing that you put as much of your private life out there as you feel comfortable with.

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If you don't have that trust in the backbone of the project, you may not know what you're making.

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I was never afraid of going after what I wanted, and making that known, and being vocal about it.

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When you trust and have elevated personnel in each department then the sky really is the limit.

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I watched a few of Warren Beatty films when I was growing up...my Dad loved 'Heaven Can Wait.'

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I love clothes, but I don't have a specific favorite, because I'm very much a fashionista.

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My dad knows how to tell a story. He'd make me laugh by doing all the different voices.

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I never go with something in mind. I like having an array of generations in my outfits!

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The idea that I get to travel and do what I love and call it a job is just a blessing.

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I've realized the quirky things that make you different are what make you beautiful.

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No matter what, I need to maintain my sense of self and always be true to who I am.

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I've only ever known growing up across different countries - to me it's just fun.

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I'm not against Twitter or Facebook. I'm not against anything. Never say never.

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I like to think of myself as a very passionate person, and as very determined.

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To play someone I loved in my favourite fairytale as a kid is a total honour.

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I felt different although my mum kept reminding me it was OK to be different.

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The greenhouse scene! It was just so fun to have the romance and the action.

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I like to be comfortable but I also like to look put together all the time.

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I would say [I love] writing, because lately I've been finishing my book.

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I sing some songs but don't expect me to release an album anytime soon.

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Life is only as meaningful as you fool yourself into thinking it is.

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My last name may have opened doors, but I have to keep them open.

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I’m a big fan of the whip... That snake whip was awesome!

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The idea of improvisation kind of freaked me out.

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I really think everything happens for a reason.

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People are quick to jump to conclusions.

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I love to test boundaries.

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No matter what, I need to maintain my sense of self and always be true to who I am. And that while there are always going to be roadblocks along the way, you're going to be just fine, as long as you learn from each setback.

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My mother used to take me to flea markets in my stroller, and I would just rummage through the piles. You've got to dig through the overstuffed racks that everyone else just walks by. It's the only way to find the cool stuff.

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I grew up understanding the pros and cons of what you're getting into and knowing what comes with your job. I like to keep my private life private, and then work is work. I feel so far I've had a really good balance with that.

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I'm not one to hide anything, but I don't feel the need to comment directly on [my relationships]... I think it would be a shame to not live in the moment and not enjoy everything that's happening in fear of other people's opinions.

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I don't like reading things that people say on the Internet because I know so much of it is not true. I don't want to waste my time worrying about what other people are thinking. I just want to focus on being able to do cool projects.

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Could I see him acting as Warren Beatty directed, and what would that be like? When you see him as those characters, once you get to know him, there is so much of him in them. In fact, I saw so much of him in them that it made me laugh.

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Everything was just so spot on and character-building for me in terms of creating Celia [Bryant]. The ability to get to wear all these vintage pieces and immerse yourself in that world and get to wear all these amazing hats. And the shoes!

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Everything for me has happened so quickly. I finished shooting 'The Blind Side' not this past June, but the June before, and all of sudden up to now, it seems like it's gone from zero to 60 for me. I feel so fortunate to be able to say that.

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I do believe in listening to your mind as well that that you need to be smart about certain things, to protect yourself. You need a healthy mix of both really, but it's important not to think so much that you're not able to follow your heart.

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I had a mini marathon once I landed the role - going from 'Splendor in the Grass' to 'Bonnie and Clyde' to 'Shampoo' to 'Reds.' I watched them back to back. I found that when you're in the mood for 'Reds,' you're not in the mood for 'Shampoo.'

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It used to bother me - having bigger, fuller brows. I even plucked them once so I'd fit in, but I hated them and couldn't wait for them to grow back. Now I embrace them. I realized the quirky things that make you different are what make you beautiful.

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For me, if I know that I'm with someone that has proven time and time again that they create work that is so different and that they can do what they say they can do and I'm going to have people around me that can challenge me, that's how I view things now.

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My advice for girls who are waiting for their Prince Charming is to be open for anything. Be open to new experiences, be open to the idea that it may take longer than you want, but if you're open to meeting new people and new adventures, then love will come along.

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Definitely with the fit of clothing - how it really depends on mere centimeters and millimeters of difference in terms of how lengths can make such a big impact on your shape. I learned how to incorporate a cute peter pan collar on a dress and not make it look juvenile.

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I did a film recently in the Republic of Georgia [upcoming 'Halo of Stars'] which was based on a long poem written by the director. We found that all these words were beautiful as a poem, but for humans it was more about the emotion or a look than just saying what was there.

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I used to be a big planner and had to have things figured out ahead of time, but I'm learning to love living in the moment. Last night, I called my friend up randomly and said, 'Where are you? I want to come see you!' It's not a new version of me. I'm just embracing it more.

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How women dressed every single day back in those days is seen as kind of incredible - it must have taken so much time. But there's something so romantic about that because it's so different to how we dress. That aesthetic is so appealing, it's not what we're used to nowadays.

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No, I like to wear as least amount of makeup as I can during my everyday life because I'm just all about keeping my skin healthy and hydrated and I love to laugh and have a great time and smile - that's when I feel the most pretty so I just want to make sure that I stay happy.

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I think it's important to relate to one another about issues that you're having, because the second you open up and someone else says, 'Oh, me too. I feel the same way,' then all of a sudden, you feel more at peace with yourself and you can feel more confident with who you are.

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I used to go into rooms of older executives and try to pitch talk show ideas and when I was writing as a journalist I would pitch ideas for my articles and I definitely understand that excitement of a pitch and what that is to be young and a woman and trying to make your voice heard.

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I like to think of myself as a very passionate person, and as very determined. So, if I set my mind on something, I definitely stop at no end to find within myself the power to keep going, whether that involves thinking of a new approach to a problem, or physically challenging myself.

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Wearing a corset, a ball gown, heels and a swan hat with wings to fight in the forest gave me a whole new appreciation for everyday clothes, because you really become that alter ego while wearing those costumes in those environments on the set. They just influenced everything you tried to do.

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Everything happens for a reason and, of course at times it's very discouraging, but at the end of the day you can't take it personally and move onward because if you let it sit with you, then it starts to eat away at you and you're allowing someone else to steal your excitement. No one wants that.

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The weirdest moments for me are in Los Angeles when I go to a mall that I've shopped at since I was 12, and now there's like, massive pictures of our faces everywhere, at my local coffee shops now there's these billboards of people wearing the T-shirts and stuff. It's very strange, but it's really exciting.

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It's great when improv is encouraged. It's a really fun thing. It depends on who's in the movie and how their process works, as well. It takes a director who is open to that because you have a script, but then something funny could happen on set. So, to have people around you who encourage improv is really exciting.

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The fans reacted very positively to me being cast [The Mortal Instruments] which, as a Twilight or Harry Potter franchise, when you read a book and you have someone in your mind or you have a vision and then they're cast in real life, it can go either way. So I was very, very honored and happy that they were excited.

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I've grown up seeing the pros and cons but I love it and I've always wanted to act. Throughout all the rejections at auditions, and especially when I finally did get something, both my parents have been so supportive and always told me it is all about passion and, if I was doing it because I love it, there's no wrong choice.

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At first, I didn't hang out with celebrity kids. That wasn't the way I was brought up. I went to a run-of-the-mill Catholic primary school when we first moved to L.A. But then I went to a high school where there were lots of 'industry' children. Those weren't my best friends and I've never set out to make myself a part of that scene.

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When I first covered [presidential election ] in 2008, I was asking questions for kids around the world, but mainly for myself. I didn't know the process, I didn't know how it worked. Now, of course, I'm more schooled on it, but I deal with so much politics in my fashion work and in Hollywood, that I haven't been as connected this time.

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Celia [Brady] is a young woman who, you know, she's still got that fresh young vibe about her but at the same time she's quite wise beyond her years and very mature and she has that womanly, sexy quality, but at the same time she's very youthful in her clothes. She has that interesting mix between the two. I really love that balance about fashion.

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Marla [from Rules Don't Apply] especially, believed that she has a certain set of rules that she had to abide by, in order to be successful in Hollywood. How she acted, how she approached things and even in her relationship with her mother - there were a lot more rules and regulations expected of ambitious women, even before they got into the door.

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It's actually a character choice for a movie I've been filming in South Korea called Okja. My director had this idea of having my hair be a very vibrant red/pink/watermelon color. We haven't finished filming so I'm kind of riding the wave of the red hair right now in terms of everything else that I have to do with The Last Tycoon press and you know, regular life. I'm really loving it. It's turning into a thing for me.

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I'm such a believer in going to set, even when you're not work because I think the best things to be learned, you don't necessarily get from your own scene or from someone speaking to you and telling you advice. I think it's all about watching and just taking it all in. It's not even when the cameras are rolling, necessarily. You can see how they interact with the rest of the crew, and how they deal with being a character and then being themselves.

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