• “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.”
  • “I’m drawn to roles that have real substance, that aren’t just the victim or the teenage girl or the girlfriend.”
  • “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.”
  • [on her eyebrows] “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “[on her appearance on the cover of Teen Vogue] 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.”
  • “I’ve just turned 24 but I’ll always be their little girl. My dad started as an actor. It’s close to his heart. It excites him to see me taking on roles about growing up but, yeah, kissing scenes aren’t easy for him. And in Stuck in Love (2012), I take my top off, so that was awkward.”
  • “I think it’s hilarious that people think that I have the best eyebrows in Hollywood.”
  • [on people who watched her movies] “It’s very, very sweet when little girls come up to me, or when people come up and say that they’ve liked a film or that they’ve watched it with their family and been happy and laughed. That, to me, if I can help make people a part of a story, that’s what I enjoyed most about being little was that I was taken into another world.”
  • “I don’t feel the need to profess anything publicly or confirm something that in a normal situation you wouldn’t have to speak about. If I’m out and I’m photographed with someone, then it is what it is…That’s always been my natural feeling. My family went through a lot of public situations and I saw that side of it from a very young age.”
  • “That is me in a nutshell: a little bit English and a little bit American.”
  • “I grew up in England in the countryside in basically farmland and forests. I was read fairy tales before bedtime and I was totally the young girl who loved fairy tale princesses.”
  • “Someone told me they were listening to the radio and they were playing classic hits. At the end the DJ came on and said, “For all of you who don’t know, that was Phil Collins – Lily Collins’s dad.” ‘I thought that was the weirdest thing, just so bizarre. Even my dad has said to me, “You know, I am known as your dad now”. But he is extremely proud and couldn’t be happier.”
  • “I never understood the word “celebrity.” It was just part of my everyday.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “The idea that I get to travel and do what I love and call it a job is just a blessing.”
  • “It truly is the power that you have deep within yourself that gives you the strength to pursue your dreams.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “I’ve grown up knowing that you put as much of your private life out there as you feel comfortable with.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
Miss Lily Collins • Fan source for actress Lily Collins