Evangeline Lilly quotes

 quotes - In your 20s you can be pretty, but you don't accomplish real beauty until you find wisdom and depth. Share

“In your 20s you can be pretty, but you don't accomplish real beauty until you find wisdom and depth.”

— Evangeline Lilly

 quotes - I definitely come down on the spiritual side. I think very few things in life happen by chance. Share

“I definitely come down on the spiritual side. I think very few things in life happen by chance.”

— Evangeline Lilly

 quotes - My family didn't have a lot of money, and I'm grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness. Share

“My family didn't have a lot of money, and I'm grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness.”

— Evangeline Lilly

 quotes - The world is full of opportunities, and I want to try as many as I possibly can. Share

“The world is full of opportunities, and I want to try as many as I possibly can.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“Even if you're unhappy, just pretend that you're happy. Eventually, your smile will be contagious to yourself. I had to learn that. I used to think, 'I'm being fake,' but you know what? Better to be fake and happy than real and miserable.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“My heart is in helping people and in the less materialistic side of things, but there's the side of me that's more polished.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“I was a good student, I was good at soccer, I was vice president of the student council, I was a pretty girl.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“I think I'm not always what I seem. Most people, when they get to know me, say, 'You know, when I first met you...' People initially think I'm a snob because I'm intensely private.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“I'm a very stubborn woman and I'm from a very stubborn family of headstrong women. I have sisters, so the women rule the coop in my house.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“I'm from Canada, and New Zealand feels like you took all the best bits of Canada and squished them onto a tiny island like Hawaii. I was absolutely blown away by the beauty of the South Island.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“I just like short hair on women; I think it's cool.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“As a filmmaker, you have to understand the essence of the book and tell the story you want to see on the screen, and hopefully please yourself - because you can't possibly please everyone.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“I would love to pretend I don't diet, but I work very hard. I stay active and eat very healthy. Anybody who says otherwise is either unhealthy or lying! I will admit that I'm addicted to sugar - licorice, Jujubees and jelly candies. And I actually love bran muffins!”

— Evangeline Lilly

“I think that being isolated from the Hollywood world of premieres and red carpet events was probably good for me because I could ease into those at will and by my own choice. But in other aspects, when it comes to fanfare, Hawaii is nuts and in L.A. they're all so jaded. They don't care.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“One of the things that I miss about Canada is that even the strangers, you have an immediate rapport, there's just an understanding that we're all good people, let's be nice to each other. And Kiwis have that. I find the Kiwis have that.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“There's nothing more frustrating than when fans use a nickname. That's like people you don't know using names from people that you're intimate with. Like if my mom has a nickname and a fan finds it out and starts using it, that's creepy.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“When I got the job on 'Lost,' I was a broke university student living in the crappiest part of town, with a duct-taped back window on a broken-down car. I existed on peanut butter and tea.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“I'm very picky when it comes to men. I come across a man who I'm really attracted to about once every five years.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“'Real Steel' was this lovely little piece where I held a cup of coffee and talked to Hugh Jackman for three weeks. And that sounded kind of nice.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“I was a massive Tolkien fan. 'The Hobbit' was... my favorite book as a little girl, and the Silvan Elves were my favorite characters in the book.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“I got the script for 'Real Steel.' I started reading and saw that it was about robot boxing, and I was immediately turned off. It's not my thing. But I continued on, and by the time I got to the end of the script, I had chicken skin and tears in my eyes. I thought, 'Man, we don't make movies like this anymore.'”

— Evangeline Lilly

“That's what happens in Hollywood. People are like, 'I want to hate you, because everyone else seems to love you.' But the reality is this: I'm a simple person who's not interested in attention and who just wants to go about her business.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“I'm the kind of person who, if I were living in another time, if I had to pick any time, I would probably be a pioneer. I just love the simplicity of what it means to work hard with your hands - to eat and survive.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“If Americans could choose, would they choose to work on the infrastructure for cancer-causing oil power or would they choose to work on the infrastructure for health-reviving wind power?”

— Evangeline Lilly

“I consider acting a day job - it's not my dream; it's not my be-all, end-all.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“A month and a half after my first audition, I won the role on 'Lost.'”

— Evangeline Lilly

“I always wear something slightly masculine.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“I didn't grow up in a home that glorified Hollywood. We didn't watch TV. We didn't have a lot of magazines around.”

— Evangeline Lilly

“I don't watch TV. When people at my house try to talk about TV, I'm like, 'Ah, I have no idea what I'm talking about.'”

— Evangeline Lilly

“I love being outside - that's where I'm the happiest.”

— Evangeline Lilly