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7 Quotes from the Relatable Anna Kendrick

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7 Quotes from the Relatable Anna Kendrick

Actress Anna Kendrick has always been one to say what's on her mind. As a result, she's become one of the most relatable celebrities in Hollywood. Her Twitter feed is full of witty cracks about her hatred for adulthood, responsibilities, and overt enthusiasm for junk food. We've handpicked 7 quotes from Anna that show she is not only hilarious but an intelligent and thought provoking actress of our time.

"Sometimes the best part of my day is imagining what I’m gonna eat when I get off work." - Anna Kendrick

"I think a gentleman is someone who holds the comfort of other people above their own. The instinct to do that is inside every good man, I believe. The rules about opening doors and buying dinner and all of that other ’gentleman’ stuff is a chess game, especially these days." - Anna Kendrick

"An actor should always let humility outweigh ambition." - Anna Kendrick

"I'm attracted to things that are in direct opposition to something that I've just done. It's not like I'm trying to make the right chess move. It's more just that personal thing where you get connected to something for so long and then you want to do something that's in opposition to that." - Anna Kendrick

"I get really excited every time there's a female character who is really strong because a lot of females in film are really soft." - Anna Kendrick

"I fall in love with characters when they're out of their element or are uncomfortable and you really feel for them in a knee-jerk sympathetic way." - Anna Kendrick

"I meet a lot of new people, but I connect with a very select few of them. It just reinforces to me how important those people are." - Anna Kendrick

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9 Quotes from Saturday Night Live Alums to Inspire Your Career Ambitions

After being on the air for over 4 decades it's safe to say Saturday Night Live has produced some extremely talented alumni. Among those alumni are well known comedians Kristen Wig, Jimmy Fallon, and Tina Fey. All of which have learned some really important life lessons along their climb to the top of comedic stardom. Read below for some serious life inspo.

"If you’re creating anything at all, it’s really dangerous to care about what people think.” - Kristen Wiig

“Don’t become something just because someone else wants you to, or because it’s easy; you won’t be happy." - Kristen Wiig

“When you go out of your comfort zone and it works there’s nothing more satisfying.” - Kristen Wiig

"Everyone looks so much better when they smile." - Jimmy Fallon

"Anything I learned was just work hard, just keep working and don't worry about the outside stuff. Whatever happens will happen." - Jimmy Fallon

"Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles." - Tina Fey

"Confidence is 10 per cent hard work and 90 per cent delusion." - Tina Fey

"You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute." - Tina Fey

"Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions." - Tina Fey

"There are no mistakes, only opportunities." - Tina Fey

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16 Inspiring Quotes from Old Hollywood's Leading Women

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16 Inspiring Quotes from Old Hollywood's Leading Women

This week we're turning to some of Old Hollywood's finest actresses for some wise words. Life certainly wasn't always rosy for these classic film stars, but these women had grace, grit, and gumption. Read on for their timeless life lessons.

"Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." - Lucille Ball

"I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets." - Grace Kelly

“It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.” - Lena Horne

"There were times when I wasn't always up. Everything could be calm and peaceful, then the next day the bottom dropped out. What can you do? Moan and groan and feel sorry for yourself? No, you pull yourself up by your bootstraps and you get on with life." - Doris Day

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down." - Mary Pickford

"Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there. Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self-discipline." - Helen Hayes

"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th." - Julie Andrews

"I pay all my own bills... I want to choose the man. I do not permit men to choose me." - Zsa Zsa Gabor

"After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life." - Sophia Loren

"My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think, or of my opinions." - Eartha Kitt

"We are all born to die — the difference is the intensity with which we choose to live." - Gina Lollobrigida

“If I had my life to live over again, I'd live it the same way. Maybe a few changes here or there, but nothing special. The truth is, honey, I've enjoyed my life. I've had a hell of a good time.” - Ava Gardner

"Life is too short to work so hard." - Vivien Leigh

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." - Judy Garland

"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others." - Audry Hepburn

"Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once." - Tallulah Bankhead

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10 J.K. Rowling Quotes That Will Make Your Life Magical

J.K. Rowling, the novelist who penned the world famous Harry Potter series, understands what life is truly about. While living as a single mother on welfare in Edinburgh, Scotland she began working on her first book of the subsequent series that would become an international sensation. We've curated some of the most inspirational quotes from J.K. Rowling that'll make life feel a little more magical.

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. - J.K. Rowling

If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. - J.K. Rowling

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. - J.K. Rowling

Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default. - J.K. Rowling

Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best. - J.K. Rowling

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. - J.K. Rowling

It is the quality of one’s convictions that determines success, not the number of followers. - J.K. Rowling

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. - J.K. Rowling

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. - J.K. Rowling

Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition. Your qualifications are not your life. - J.K. Rowling

What’s most important in a friendship? Tolerance and loyalty. - J.K. Rowling

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Quotiful Staff Favorites: Founder, Nicole Raymondi

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Quotiful Staff Favorites: Founder, Nicole Raymondi

Nicole Shares What Inspires Her

Nicole started Quotiful 2 years ago with the mission of making staying inspired a part of everyday life. She has more than a few favorite quotes but always finds herself coming back to the ones below as a healthy reminder to stay focused, live a life full of adventure, and have some fun! Read on for more insight on why each of these quotes made the top of her list.

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5 Amy Poehler Quotes to Live By

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5 Amy Poehler Quotes to Live By

Amy Poehler is a wise woman. With a New York Times best selling book, Yes Please, and current status as the Queen of Comedy (alongside Amy Schumer and Tina Fey, of course) she's learned a great deal about making your way in the world and has a lot of motivating advice to share. Below are 5 of her best quotes. Let us know in the comments if you have any Amy Poehler quotes of your own to share!

"I believe people do great things before they are ready." - Amy Poehler

"I believe people do great things before they are ready." - Amy Poehler

"Emotions are like passing storms, and you have to remind yourself that it won't rain forever. You just have to sit down and watch it pour outside and then peek your head out when it looks dry." - Amy Poehler

"Emotions are like passing storms, and you have to remind yourself that it won't rain forever. You just have to sit down and watch it pour outside and then peek your head out when it looks dry." - Amy Poehler

"It's very hard to have ideas. It's very hard to put yourself out there, it's very hard to be vulnerable, but those people who do that are the dreamers, the thinkers, and the creators. They are the magic people of the world." - Amy Poehler

"It's very hard to have ideas. It's very hard to put yourself out there, it's very hard to be vulnerable, but those people who do that are the dreamers, the thinkers, and the creators. They are the magic people of the world." - Amy Poehler

"People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way." - Amy Poehler

"People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way." - Amy Poehler

"A bossy woman is someone who cares and commits and is a natural leader." - Amy Poehler

"A bossy woman is someone who cares and commits and is a natural leader." - Amy Poehler

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12 Empowering Emma Watson Quotes

Emma Watson is a 24 year old British actress, model and human rights activist. She won our hearts in her outstanding performance as Hermione Granger, a wizard fighting the battle between good and evil in the famous Harry Potter film series. After the series, Emma took her fighting skills beyond the movie screen and became an influential advocate for global women’s rights.

Appointed as the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in 2014, Emma dedicates her efforts to empowering women around the world. In launch of the UN's HeForShe campaign, a gender equality movement that compels men to support women for the greater good of all humanity, Emma made a memorable speech that mobilized thousands of men, including United States President Barack Obama, to stand-up in addressing discrimination faced by women.

Emma’s determination and dedication to this cause has made her an important role model for many. She inspires women to value their independence and fight for their rights. To empower you to take the lead in your life here are 12 of her most inspiring quotes.


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16 Inspirational Quotes from Sophia Amoruso That Channel Your Inner Girlboss

"A #GIRLBOSS is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it.”

Sophia Amoruso, also referred to by The New York Times as “The Cinderella of Tech,” is the founder and former CEO of NastyGal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer. Sophia built her fashion empire with grit and determination after humble beginnings as a vintage clothing seller on eBay. With perseverance and savvy customer service her small shop grew so exponentially it was recognized as one of the “fastest growing companies” by Inc. Magazine in 2012.

Sophia inspires women’s fashion sense, but more importantly, she motivates females to live more outspoken, unapologetic, and ambitious lives. Her bestselling book #GIRLBOSS, published in 2014, encourages readers to find their inner boss and achieve success despite obstacles.

Here are 16 quotes from #GIRLBOSS that will boost your self-confidence and inspire you to kick-ass.

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