There’s nothing wrong with being afraid. It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.
I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.
IT IS TIME THAT WE ALL SEE GENDER AS A SPECTRUM INSTEAD OF TWO SETS OF OPPOSING IDEALS.
All I can do is follow my instincts, because I’ll never please everyone.
Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like. I promise.
We really damage our own confidence when we put ourselves down, so I try not to.
If not me- who?, If not now- when?
There’s nothing interesting about looking perfect.
Young girls are told you have to be the delicate princess. Hermione taught them that you can be the warrior.
I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am. I’m going to figure out what that is.
Girls should never be afraid to be smart
Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love.
I truly, truly believe that beauty is something that comes from within.
Believe in yourself and go for it
If I’ve learned anything, it’s really
just to stop trying to find answers and certainties.
I think that it is very important if you know what you want, understand where you are heading towards, and try your best to get it. It is only when we use our hearts to do it, and fall in love with what we are doing, then can we really get real determination.
I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.
My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder.
Becoming yourself is really hard and confusing, and it’s a process. It’s often not cool to be the person who puts themselves out there.
I’ve found that if ultimately, if you truly pour your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.
Don’t be ashamed if you don’t like what others pretend to love
The saddest thing for a girl to do is to dumb herself down for a guy.
The difficulty for me is that I’m interested in so many different things. I could never really imagine myself doing one thing, and I’m pretty sure that I’ll end up doing four or five different things.
There’s a Theodore Roosevelt speech about the importance of being in the arena, whether you fail or you succeed, or you make a complete idiot of yourself, as long as you’re doing the best with what you have, using whatever knowledge you have to bring to the table at that moment. And you continue to keep learning. I think my mistakes have made me much stronger. It’s nice to know that things don’t ultimately break you; that you need to go there to know.
I do worry about the expectation to look a certain way.