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Emma Stone Quotes

Emma Stone Actress Success

Emma Stone quotes: a collection of quotes on success and life from the down-to-earth actress, Emma Stone.

“When I was 14 years old, I made this PowerPoint presentation, and I invited my parents into my room and gave them popcorn.  It was called ‘Project Hollywood 2004’ and it worked.  I moved to LA in January 2004.”

“When I look back, I don’t have regrets.  In the moment I am really, really hard on myself – I’m definitely my own worst critic and can be my own worst enemy, and I’m trying very hard not to be that.”

“I’m actively working hard on learning to appreciate yourself no matter what.  If what someone else says can easily derail you, it means your sense of self isn’t that firmly established in the first place.  It’s an inside job.  You’re beautiful and worthy and totally unique.  People insult each other based on their own insecurities – even though it may feel personal, it really never is.”

“I always thought it was more important to be funny or honest than to look a certain way.”

“I do find that I’m drawn to people in my life, romantically or not, that have something to teach me.  I’m drawn to people who I feel like I can learn from.  I’m not really drawn to toxic people.  I don’t find myself discovering that someone in my life is toxic very often.  But there is some sense of being changed by each person that I think I’m drawn to.”

“Just because I don’t have a college degree doesn’t mean I am not smart!”

“I have a friend who says that roles choose you at the time that you need them most, and you have to believe, as an actor, if you didn’t get a part that you really, really wanted, and it went to someone else?  It was because it was theirs to begin with.”

“It’s definitely a shock to go from being 15 in high school to working.  There’s no real cushion there.  There’s no preparation at all.  You learn by doing.”

“That goes back to the improv theater I did as a kid.  I was such an anxious kid, and because of that, I couldn’t really do much, so I went and did improv, and I guess I was like that really shy kid who joins the debate team and then all of a sudden you can’t shut them up.  Improv is what helped me overcome the anxiety that I was feeling.  It’s the thing that still pushes me to be present, and to keep moving through all of the what-ifs that go through my mind.”

“Bill Murray told me to keep some things I love just for me.  The idea is to have some things that you don’t feel like you need to share with the world.  To have some things that are only yours.”

“The last thing in the world my parents would want to do is get on a stage or do a movie.  They would probably rather die.  But they let me be who I was, and they supported me.”

“The roles that have come into my life have taught me – and in that time period, maybe I didn’t even know it – but whatever came up or whatever it is that you have to express at that time, has benefited me in a particular way.”

“Flaws are my favorite part of people usually.”

“The thing is, my ultimate role model is Diane Keaton, and not because she didn’t drink or smoke, but because she has always been totally honest about herself – warts, neuroses, and all.  Sure, I make a whole lot of mistakes and drink too much wine sometimes, but I just want to be myself and live like a regular human being.”

“Comedy was my sport.  It taught me how to roll with the punches.  Failure is the exact same as success when it comes to comedy because it just keeps coming.  It never stops.”

“You know how sports teach kids teamwork and how to be strong and brave and confident?  Improv was my sport.  I learned how to not waffle and how to hold a conversation, how to take risks and actually be excited to fail.”

“What’s strange about the way my brain functions is that the only thing that has ever made me feel calm is knowing exactly what I want.”

“You’re a human being.  You live once and life is wonderful so eat the damn red velvet cupcake.”

“I’m just trying to keep my head above water as I learn how to act.  I feel like I have so much to learn, it’s insane.  The only thing I know is that I don’t know or have a grasp on anything other than this one thing that’s within me, whatever that is, so I’m just trying to trust that.”

“I remind myself to be kind to myself and, as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I’d want to treat a daughter of mine.  It really helps.”

“I won’t make a bucket list because I’m so afraid that I’ll die and then people will find my bucket list and be like, ‘Oh, she didn’t get to do that.’  There is stuff that I’d like to do or experience but nothing that would crush me if it didn’t happen.”

“I think my ultimate goal at the end of the day is to make my parents laugh.  Maybe that is what this is all about: a roundabout way of trying to entertain my parents, just like I did in the living room when I was a kid.”

“My favorite bit of wisdom is that if you knew everyone’s story, you would love them.  You can’t really hate anyone if you know everything that happened to them between their birth and now, why they became the way they became, why they have walls up or down.  If you truly know someone, you’d get it.”

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