I like to look like a person. It drives me crazy when you see women in movies playing teachers, and they have biceps. It totally takes me out of the movie. I start thinking, Wow, that actress playing this part really looks great!— Emma Stone
The most interesting Emma Stone quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
I mean, I haven't been around very long.
I can't expect everyone to have seen 'The House Bunny'. Oh God. I am having such waves of internal embarrassment, which now I'm admitting on a tape recorder. This is so one of the things I should keep in my head.
So one day, in a fit of trying to do something different, I just dyed my hair dark brown and got my first role a week later, after which I thought: 'People are closed-minded, man! Like a different hair colour changes everything!'
I can't think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.
I have a checkered past. I'll take any eyeliner that comes my way.
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 L.A. in January of 2004.
It doesn't matter what you do. It matters who you are.
You're only human. You live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damned red velvet cupcake.
There's this Ryan Gosling quote that I steal all the time - I watched an interview with him in Cannes - and he said picking roles is like listening to songs on the radio: There can be a lot of really great songs in a row, but then one comes on that just makes you want to dance.
I was a good-looking kid. I never felt, like, dorky. I was just like, 'Yup, these are my braces. I've had them forever.'
I'm never saying never - I'm saying I'm not about to.
What makes life valuable is that it doesn't last forever.
Just because I don't have a college degree doesn't mean I am not smart!
That balance of love for your work and love in your life is an interesting thing.
Blondes do have more fun. But sometimes I look in the mirror and still feel like I'm wearing a wig.
I think a lot of female actors have a real fear of not looking their best.
They learn to prize their vanity over a role in which they have to look like a moron. They're worried they'll damage their sex appeal. Thankfully, I have no problem looking like a moron!
You have to have a thin skin. As a creative person, you have to. You can't get a thick skin.
We're always too skinny, or too fat. Too tall, or too short. We're shaming each other, and we're shaming ourselves, and it sucks.
In some ways, comedy and something like a musical do go hand-in-hand.
There is something to the fact that when you're on stage or when you're playing someone else, you're able to transmute all the things inside you that maybe get a bit blocked by the wall of shyness, or the wall of anxiety, or [by] overthinking. They sort of fall away in that moment and channeled into something else.
I could never be Charlie Chaplin. But the films that were made by people like him, or Gene Wilder, or John Candy, the people that inspired me so much were the people that were able to combine humor with heartbreak so beautifully and fluidly. Those films I think were what inspired me to want to come to L.A. and audition for movies.
My life is PG-13 sometimes, and I really want Josh Grogan to propose to me, and he just won't do it.
I wish I gardened. I don't have a space for a garden. I'm in an apartment in New York but I do lots of stuff. I read and write and hang out with people. I go see movies.
My favorite thing about movies is the ending and so all my favorite movies have really great endings.
Gambles are the most fun because it's part of being an actor or being a creative person. It's risky only in the vulnerable sense. And then outside of that, no one gets too hurt by it.
It's nice to find creative outlets on a daily basis.
The most heartbreaking things are the ones that are sometimes the truest.
I just want to do a good job with each role that I take and continue to better myself as an actress because that's what I love about this job... being able to act and work with so many different people on such a wide range of projects.
I think as time goes on, I'm trying to get less fatalistic, because that's just one of those unhealthy, kind of dangerous head spaces to get in, of not being able to tolerate sustained positive energy.
My mom lost her dad at a very young age, and has this sort of belief system of, you know, "If there's something that you want to do, if there's something that means a lot to you, do it now."
I've got a great family and great people around me that would be able to kick me in the shins if I ever for one minute got lost up in the clouds. I've been really lucky in that sense.
I think that might also be part of the life of a creative person - those sort of ups and downs and security and insecurity. It's just part of the lot in life when you're pushing yourself and hoping to always keep growing and expanding. It's emotionally tricky.
I always loved acting and improv and sketch comedy and theater, which I did at a local youth theater.
You always are changed when you come back from summer camp.
There's no right way. There's no measurement system. That's why, you know, art competitions are a little confusing to me. I mean, they're lovely, but so many people are affected by different people and different things in such different ways. And yeah, it's immeasurable.
He's my favorite! He wrote and produced, and starred in and cast all of his movies! Can you imagine? I get really excited when I talk about Charlie Chaplin.
One of the coolest things about being an actor is growing, and changing with everything, and never making the same decision twice because you've learned so much from the last project. I guess that's like in life. You keep moving through, and you hopefully learn from your mistakes and just get better and better all the time.
I try to do a lot of yoga and meditation. I think now it's creating things in times of waiting.
I can't help moving my face - reacting - when I watch a movie, because I'm really inhabiting a character. I know this is weird, but it demonstrates what I love about cinema: it allows you to live a different life, to have a different experience, to disappear for two hours. I think it's wonderful.
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.'
I'm a big music fan, an admirer. But I mean by no means am I about to release an album or anything.
I was raised in Arizona, and I went to public school, and the extent of my knowledge of the civil-rights movement was the story of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. I wonder how much my generation knows.
My parents are both very funny but they're also relatively soft-spoken, normal human beings while I'm just a lunatic. I don't know where this loud, ballsy, hammy ridiculousness came from. I'm just glad I followed my goals and my parents did too. It's not like we even had a plan when I dragged my mom to Los Angeles.
So anyway, I've learned a lot about myself just in terms of acting but just work ethic and interesting things like full-page monologues or talking straight into camera, which I had never gotten to do before.
Even when your dream that you set out comes true, it's not always perfect, and there isn't always the kiss at the end, and we all get to live happily ever after. That's not the reality of life.
I used to do Facebook but you get a little too wrapped up in that stuff.
Its more distracting than anything so I don't any more. I left it behind. I detoxed!
I'm shockingly terrible at action movies.
I didn't read comics, growing up. I watched a lot of movies, and those were my comic books. And then, my exposure really increased by becoming affiliated with Spider-Man.
When I feel something in my gut, I can feel it physically.
But my instincts seem to come from a different place - they feel headier to me, and I get the wrong scent, and go off on these whims where I think that something is happening when it's not.