When you're sad, you're not sad. You are merely oblivious to the good things in your life. There is always a crack of light in the darkness. Find it.— Dianna Agron
The most devotion Dianna Agron quotes to get the best of your day
I must say, I am trying to live my life with a sharpie marker approach.
You can't erase the strokes you've made, but each step is much bolder and more deliberate.
There are two types of paparazzi. The ones who hide who get you with your mouth hanging wide open or jumping up and down like an idiot on the street. I much prefer them to the ones who come out and follow you.
In high school, I taught dance classes for 3-year-olds up to 16-year-olds, so between that and some bat mitzvah money, I saved up a pretty good nest egg to move to L.A.
Look, we are human, we make mistakes.
I will gladly shout from the rooftops that I am not perfect. Nor will I ever be.
We are all the best versions of ourselves when we have love and acceptance in our lives.
Kindness moves mountains. Acceptance opens doors, makes room for change, diffuses misunderstandin g.
Maybe I was a pirate in my past life. I didn’t kill people, though. I was just a badass
Beautiful. True. Words to remind yourself, words to live by.
Year by year I learn more about myself, and I think that confidence and honesty and just really being true to yourself is probably the most beautiful thing that you can do for yourself and the people around you.
I definitely wasn’t cool in high school.
I really wasn’t. I did belong to many of the clubs and was in leadership on yearbook and did the musical theater route, so I had friends in all areas, but I certainly did not know what to wear, did not know how to do my hair, all those things.
Without love we are not truly living.
You just realize at the end of the day, everyone is going to have their opinion on your life, more and more so as you go along. As long as you're getting to work and be a part of it - still having fun, learn to just not sweat it so much and keep doing the things you love.
I used to wear more makeup, but I've learned to enjoy being natural.
I believe that if you are bringing a child into the world, you should be willing to accept them in any reality. Whether they are Black, White, Asian, have four fingers, are disabled, gay….that the only wish should be for a happy and healthy baby.
You have to protect the integrity of the show, your health, the character, all those things. So it's just about finding the right moments for everything. And if you're too stressed or tired, you to just back off for a little bit.
Dancing is why I love music as much as I do and vice-versa, and there aren’t many things better than those two combined.
I think it's important to keep your personal life to yourself as much as you can. It protects your sanity and you need to have boundaries. And it helps that enchantment of watching an actor. If you know someone's favourite colour or what they like to do on a Sunday, you won't fall for the character as much.
I think that as an artist, the more that you can do to diversify, and kind of challenge yourself, the more you grow.
Growing up I wanted to be a mixture of Audrey Hepburn and Lucille Ball.
Apparently I told my mum when I was eight that I wanted to be an actor.
Halloween festivities included an epic scavenger hunt & lots of Looney Tunes.
My goal has always been not to look forward to the next thing, but to relish and celebrate the successes I have at the moment. Whether it's landing a part in a student film or having a good day in acting class, I never discredit anything.
I guess my voice kind of changed in middle school.
It was what it is now. I remember there was this boy who used to walk behind me and sing that song that goes, "Walk like a man, talk like a man" and I was devastated. So I learned that I can pick up my voice if I want to.
Stress is the worst thing. That's the ultimate demise of any good thing.
I didn't take the typical path and go to college after high school.
Instead, I saved up money from teaching dance classes and moved to L.A. But my family was so supportive - I never felt pressure from them. It's crucial to find a support system, even if it's not your family.
It's really sad looking at people like Lindsay Lohan.
She's an amazing actress, but you see what happens when people know too much about your personal life. They start not being able to look at you the same way professionally. I don't want that to happen to me.
Life isn't always smooth sailing and sometimes you're afraid of hurting somebody's feelings, or anything, but I think that the truer you can be to yourself the more you're going to kind of open your horizons to a really beautiful relationship.
I was on the yearbook staff, so I would take out film cameras and Nikons and take photos around school and at sporting events and things like that. We had a darkroom as well. I just loved it. I also saved up for a video camera to video my friends and cut and paste the videos together and I gave them to all of my friends for graduation.
Sometimes there are paparazzi that take photos and you don't know they're there.
So you're laughing, kicking up your heels and doing silly things. You don't even realize it. And then there's other times where they're two feet away from your face and it's invasive and it feels threatening, so you don't want to be smiling. You just want to get out of that situation.
My father was a general manager with Hyatt, so we lived in the hotel so he would be close by if there were any problems. My mum was always adamant about us not abusing it. So I still had to clean my room. Housekeeping would never come and do it.
When you work really hard, and it's organic and together, you can have more fun.
Photography has definitely been my favorite way to remember things.
At least for me that’s how my brain processes things, of memories or moments.
Sometimes I feel people can move past what they've grown up around and their surroundings while in a place and some people need closure after they've left and then coming back. I've seen it happen with people I knew growing up that hated each other, and then years later you go home and you see them walking down the street and they have babies.
Laughter is key. Dancing a must. Because oh, how we do love both things! But most important, possess the ability to be present, be true to your deepest wishes, intentions. Do good unto others, to yourself. Being true to yourself is one of the greatest attributes. Happiness ensues. Be present. Be kind. Be patient. Be honest. Find moments to be silly. The results will always be rewarding.
I have equal parts film and digital cameras in my collection.
I think that there are ways to Photoshop photos so that they look like you shot them on film, but is that as rewarding? It just depends on the person.
I've been lucky to travel through quite a bit of Europe and Australia, but I would love to do Asia and South America and South Africa.
If I'm traveling, I'll take a film camera and a digital camera because sometimes there are moments where, if you've lost it, or if coming back and it accidentally goes through the X-ray machine and it gets overexposed, you might have had a really important moment to you and you would be really upset that you didn't have a back-up.
My back-up plan is always to take a trip. That's never a bad option. That's always a good option.
Every day is an opportunity to fall or hurt yourself.
What's great is that starting a blog can get you lot of attention for your writing. But it doesn't have to be for anybody other than yourself.
I feel as if I go to Africa, I may never come back.
I'm just going to live with the animals and adopt an elephant, and it's going to be my friend.
Painting, drawing - I'm really into photography, I've done it since high school.
I think that people vibe off your energy and I'm a pretty mellow person.
I am not a sports girl.
I think if I hadn't had the dance background, it would have been much harder as a kid to be like, 'I'm going to be an actress.' But you're involved with one area of the arts and other things interest you. It feels like an easier move.
Raise your hand if you’ve spent nights crying yourself to sleep, raise your hand if you’ve felt as if you’d rather hide in bed all day than face the people that make you feel small or powerless! Raise your hand if you’ve felt as if you’d rather lie to people than tell them the truth about who you really are, because at least you wouldn’t be the victim of hateful behavior or prejudice! And raise your hand if lying feels almost as bad.
Once a month, try something you don’t think you’d be good at. You can find such happy surprises.
Sometimes, you can incorporate things that you've experienced in your life and use that. And, other times, you just know what that feeling of hurt, love, anger and depression is, and you do whatever it takes to get there in your mind, and use it to your advantage, whichever way it works best.
What a world we live in. I want to be incredibly close to the heart of it all. To live honestly, truthfully and to be completely present is the ultimate enterprise. And right now, I couldn’t possibly ask for anything more. I am a very lucky girl.