I have two roommates, so it's a challenge to keep the house the way I like.— Evangeline Lilly
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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.
I'm a good Canadian girl. I miss all that good stuff. I miss tobogganing and I miss snowboarding, but I've also learned to surf and I've become a water baby which I used to be relatively terrified of the water and I kayak all the time now and I'm able to run year round on the beach which you can't obviously do in Canada.
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?
It's not your circumstances that make or break your day. It's your attitude!
I just like short hair on women; I think its cool.
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.
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.
I don't know why, but the warmth and the comfort of flickering light help.
And a fire, in the fireplace or on the beach, is very comforting. I think when you make something consistent and familiar, it helps. I light candles every single night in my home.
I'm surrounded by people who care about me and love me.
I have a great job. I have wonderful roommates who take care of me. I have a family who adores me.
I'm very proud of being a woman, and as a woman, I don't even like the word feminism because when I hear that word, I associate it with women trying to pretend to be men, and I'm not interested in trying to pretend to be a man. I don't want to embrace manhood, I want to embrace my womanhood.
Acting is something I appreciate, and I think it's been an amazing experience.
But I'm not passionate about acting the way you probably should be to call yourself an actor.
I felt like I was a good woman, a good person.
But I was sinking deeper and deeper into depression, because my soul wasn't living. I was purposely holding down my soul and my spirit. It was dying inside of me.
When I pick a role, one of the things that I aspire to is that somebody's parent will come up to me after the film has come out and say, "My daughter idealizes that character. You're her hero." That's what I aim for. We're in the business of making heroes.
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.
I love my home. It's the only thing I really spend money on. I don't really spend a lot of money on anything else. No fancy cars. No designer clothes.
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.
I always wear something slightly masculine.
As I grew older, I developed a very innate passion for art. I was actually pretty good at it.
When I was young I was soft spoken and a little bit timid and passive.
My dream then was to be a ballerina or a figure skater - something very delicate.
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 cant possibly please everyone.
In your 20s you can be pretty, but you don't accomplish real beauty until you find wisdom and depth.
I like fantasy. I like worlds where sometimes you need the special effects to make it come alive, but it's not so fun acting it.
I read every single letter. Some just break my heart. I've cried over letters that have come in, from young women and older women alike, saying to me, "You know, you made me want to stop crash dieting and just be healthy. You are my role model. I want to be like you."
I think doing a female Elf in the Woodland realm was a bit safer, because we haven't met one of those yet.
I was a good student, I was good at soccer, I was vice president of the student council, I was a pretty girl.
When I am doing things around the house - when I'm decorating, setting up furniture, putting out a vase of flowers, lighting my candles, my mind is always thinking, "What do I need to do to make this space peaceful and restful and comfortable so that when people walk into it, aesthetically they're heightened and enlightened?"
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.
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.
Writing is my number one passion. I've written two novels. I've written a screenplay. I also write short stories and poetry.
For me there's a need for balance - fulfilling the sensitive side, letting my guard down, holding back the warrior in me. And I have to be vulnerable which is very hard for me to do.
There is a little bit of evil in all of us, and it's very easy to draw that out.
Diets are a fool’s errand. I eat something sweet every day, whether it’s chocolate or a cookie. If I don’t, I guarantee you that there’s going to be a day every week when I’m going to stuff myself, especially if it’s PMS time.
I am who I am and I am what I am. And it's beautiful. And it's okay even if it doesn't look like the sexiest Victoria Secret model. It also boils down to my interactions with people.
When I was little, I attended five different elementary schools.
My parents are very restless people, which is probably where I get my own nomadic lifestyle from.
I eventually want to come back to Canada, to disappear, have nobody know me, and just be a writer and do what I want to do.
To put it simply - you know, a lot of people believe that the benefit of this job is fame and fortune. I believe that you pay for the fortune through the fame. I don't buy into the notion that being famous is somehow a good thing, or an exciting thing, or a wonderful thing.
I just don't think that a lot of the time the messages we send kids prepare them for real life.
I cried myself to sleep wishing I was ugly because men leered and disrespected me, because they assumed things about my mental capacity or my physical willingness based on the way I look.
I haven't sat down and memorized the language of Elvish, and anyone who does that is crazy!
I love getting older! I really believe that a woman doesn't reach her peak until her 40s.
I have to have nature around me. I love the earth and this insanely beautiful creation that we live in. I just think it's to be marveled at and appreciated. It gives us life.
I think I'm not always what I seem.
One of the great pleasures of working in Middle Earth is you get to be another being.
The world is full of opportunities, and I want to try as many as I possibly can.
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.
I have these huge, pointed ears. They're like three times the size of Orlando Bloom's ears. And I think he has ear envy, I love my ears.
I'm very sensitive. Emotionally, I bruise very easily. I'm a Leo, and this is very characteristic of our sign.
Money is the longest route to happiness.
I think men don't know what they want, so the idea of not knowing what they're getting makes it a little easier on them.