There's just something about vampires that's sexy...It's the same reason why women go for the bad boy - you want them but you shouldn't have them.— Nina Dobrev
The most charming Nina Dobrev quotes to discover and learn by heart
It's good to be challenged, to keep moving forward, and keep being inspired and scared. I feel like, if you're not afraid of something, you shouldn't do it. If you're just coasting through things, what's the point? You're not learning.
I don't need a boyfriend to be happy.
If I meet someone and I want to be with him, then I will be. I'm very confident in being single until I find someone who I'm extremely crazy about and who I want to devote my time and love to. Until then, I will just be on my own and I am totally fine with that.
My goal on the show was to be professional.
But sometimes you cant help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long - which I did for a really, really long time.
I was kind of a jock in school. Beauty wasn't something I spent a lot of time on.
Actually... I'm starting a new thing and rebelling against ridiculously high heels. It's inhumane.
I only want to keep moving up and up in terms of quality and be careful with perception. I don't just want to do things that are the pretty girl with lots of makeup, I want to get into the gritty stuff and get down and dirty and dark and really feed my soul and not my vanity.
You either have chemistry or you don't, but a lot of what attracts me is a guy's mind and humor and talent. I need to get to know all those things before I fall for someone. I'm not a one-night-stand kind of girl. I'm a relationship girl.
I've reached a point where I'm comfortable in my own skin, and I do what I need to do, to feel good, but I'm built the way I am. The dancer's feet, the bruises on my legs, they're not going to go away. I think real girls have bruises. Tough chicks get bruised. They get dirty. And they have fun.
There's nothing worse than sleeping in makeup.
You wake up looking like a painting that's been left out in a rainstorm.
I was 16 when I quit gymnastics and decided to start acting.
I started booking immediately after. I was very lucky and fortunate, but I also did the hard work. Half of it's hard work and half of it's luck. It's been working out so far. Fingers crossed for the future.
When I fly, I never check my bags. I bring a carry-on, an eye pillow, noise-canceling headphones, a big pillow and a blanket.
Looking back on high school, I just remember specific scenarios and thinking, wow, that was such a big deal at the time, but right now it feels like it never even happened. So I guess if I can give any advice, I would just say that everything will pass, and it'll feel like it was a big deal over nothing.
I love fashion, and I love clothes, and so collaborating and putting pieces together is a passion that I have.
I love cheeseburgers and chocolate - milk, not dark, and hot chocolate with marshmallows in the winter!
You need to know everything and feel 100 percent safe so that you can live and breathe in a role and so that you feel comfortable taking risks and trying new things and being bold. If you don't feel comfortable, if you're in a scenario that's not conducive for that kind of environment, then that's when you don't do well.
I learned to cook by watching and helping my mother in the kitchen.
I also learned by trial and error. Even though I'm big on recipes, I love to make up my own dishes and when you take a risk in the kitchen, you learn a lot about food!
I know a lot of people dread going to work every morning, but my work is playing pretend and doing stunts and screaming. It's a lot of fun and I get to play dress up. Every day is exciting and different and new and cool. I couldn't be more grateful.
For like everyday, just kind of hanging out, I love flannels.
Part of my closet, there's a whole section of flannels because I love them so much. Slouchy, oversized hats and fedoras. I just got these 2 amazing hats that I really love, blue and gold trim with woven material by D&Y. I love D&Y hats.
When we do get a little time off, I tend to watch movies, go to dinners, and keep it low-key.
I try not to read best-dressed lists or anything like that.
Girls weekend with the 'Vampire Diaries' girls has become a big deal! It's our quality time. It's so much fun to unload and not feel guilty complaining or talking about your insecurities or bonding over things that you thought you were on your own about.
I'm like the female version of George Clooney in 'Up in the Air.
' I have to have an eye mask, and Amore Pacific has this cream face mask that's moisturizing. Moisture is so important in the stuffy, dry air on a plane.
I'm bored with the same genre, the same remakes of things.
I like original ideas and high-concept things where it's off the page and kind of fantastical.
I went on a date once with a police officer, unbeknownst to me.
I thought he was a regular guy. And when I found out that he was a police officer... I wasn't so into it. I got paranoid that I would illegally cross the street and get a ticket for jay walking.
Cole Haan is like high fashion Nike, so you feel like you're wearing Nike shoes, but you're wearing heels. Every time I'm on a red carpet, I always either wear Cole Haan or Stuart Weitzman. You end up having to walk around all night in these heels and you want to be comfortable and not look like you're in pain. It definitely shows in pictures.
I was a rhythmic and athletic gymnast for a little while.
Then, when I quit gymnastics, I fell in love with yoga. So sometimes I think I'd like to open up a yoga studio.
It's challenging and interesting for me to work on projects that are unique and unconventional. I'm so bored with seeing the same recycled material.
I read the 'Twilight' books before the movie and the whole craze happened.
And then I loved it. I was in love with Edward before every other girl that says she's in love with him was. Because I read them a long time ago shooting a movie in Salt Lake City, and one of Stephenie Meyer's friends said, 'Make sure you read my friend's book.'
I’d love to hear what confident, intelligent women in the industry have to say: Rachel McAdams, Carey Mulligan, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Wiig and Tina Fey. I would stand in line all day for that panel.
My love can't be purchased Best gifts have been well-thought-out surprises.
If you don't feel comfortable playing a role, if you're in a scenario that's not conducive for that kind of environment, then that's when you don't do well.
I do think it's important to be smiling and not make it all about business.
You'll look back and regret it later, if you don't take advantage of your youth and your ability to travel. And it gives you something to pull from and inspiration to play your characters, and for your life and your development as a human being.
Whether it's a bright shoe or a clutch or a lipstick, I've had a lot of fun using color contacts as an accessory.
I'd like to try different genres: comedy, period drama, rom-com, action.
I don't need to work right away. I'd rather wait for something really good; to be excited about a role, or a director, or a project.
After going to Australia, it's hard to go anywhere after that.
I want to move there. I'm obsessed with it.
I love to try and cook. I'm pretty good, but I'm not saying I'm great. So that's exactly why I wanted to learn from the best. There's a certain type of bonding that happens when you cook with people you love.
Savasana is the easiest and most important yoga move because it's so simple.
Lying there is meditative.
I try to eat healthy.
Every role is a challenge.I want to keep doing everything I want to try to do things that aren't similar to one another.
Yoga changed my body 100 percent. It tones everything and leans you out. Dancer's pose is amazing. It works every muscle!
I want to open my own yoga studio. Planning construction and looking at properties is fun.
I want to go to Harry Potter Land! I actually should text Emma Watson to see if she can hook us up with a backstage pass or something. That's the perk of doing a movie with Emma called 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.'
I like to keep some things to myself, because its called a private life, not public.
I think that when people start hanging around each other, they start to pick on on each other's quirks and taste in music, apparently.
I film so much and I'm working so much that when I do get even a Saturday or a Sunday off, I just literally watch movies or sleep or hang out with my close friends and relax.
With every job you get more comfortable, you do better, you're more confident.
I love playing confused, broken characters.
The things and the projects that I want to be a part of are not the ones that I get offered. I get offered a lot, but it's not what I'm interested in. So I have to fight very hard for the things that I want to do and to work with the filmmakers that I want to work with.