Best Quotes from Brie Larson

Maybe you’re not perfect, but you’re willing to actually look at yourself and take some kind of accountability. That’s a change. It might not mean that you can turn everything around, but I think there’s something incredibly hopeful about that.

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I’ve become more comfortable as time has gone on with saying goodbye because… I’ve been having so many conversations about the cyclical nature of life. It just keeps going.

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Now I find seriousness to be rather ridiculous.

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For some reason, chewing gum for me gets my brain going.

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The same myths are told in every culture, and they might swap out details, but it’s still the same story. It’s the same story, but with a different face.

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There is so much to be gained from adulthood! Feelings just become so much deeper. The feeling of sadness and loss is much deeper than when you were a kid, but the feelings of love and happiness have also so much more dimension when you get older… That is what’s so hard and exciting about being a human being.

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I know what my dharma is: I’m supposed to be an actor.

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I used to dislike it, but now I like it more and more, feeling small. I like feeling like a little speck.

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I think it’s always the moments that are the trials that end up making you become a hero in the end. You’re not a hero unless you’ve gone through the trials. And it makes these moments so much sweeter, so much better. I don’t believe in ‘deserved,’ but I might believe in ‘earned.’

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I can’t tell you how many times I quit only to realize that when the work has been your life, you don’t really have a life without it.

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I can’t tell you how many times I quit only to realize that when the work has been your life, you don’t really have a life without it.

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Women are such strong, powerful leaders, and a lot of the time, we play it silent.

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For me, the dumbest rule is that you can’t chew gum in school.

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I love discussing social issues, but I’m not interested in scare tactics. I believe there is a way to bring awareness in tandem with forgiveness and love.

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In my personal opinion, you miss out on the beauty of the moment if you go in planning what the moment is. It’s like having a vacation too jam-packed with activities. You miss all of the sunsets.

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I wasn’t perfect and didn’t have it together. I felt alone. So through acting, I decided to be a shape shifter and with every role become the character instead of being myself. It meant about 10 years of no one knowing I was the same person in every movie.

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Because we put ourselves in a movie or on TV, then it must mean we want to be completely open to the world. Sometimes, people will run up to you as if this is Disneyland and I’m a character. I understand their point of view, but it’s difficult to explain how terrified it makes me. I’m so nervous.

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Singing is an incredible expression and something that is important to me, but where I feel comfortable with how much I reveal about myself is acting. I enjoy the characters, the costumes, the wigs and just being a chameleon.

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It’s very scary to allow the world to see you.

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I’m really not interested in acting as a facade, I’m interested in it as an emotional expression and as a transcendent experience for an individual. I find that a lot of people, a lot of young actors, haven’t gotten to the point where they’re comfortable being stripped down. They’re still interested in ornate jackets.

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We had very few things. I had a couple pairs of jeans, a couple shirts. And same with my mom and sister. I think my sister had, like, two toys. We were living off of instant noodles.

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The moments that I feel a huge sense of accomplishment are actually the smaller moments, not really the bigger ones, the televised ones.

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I guess I was always an outsider and some kind of anarchist.

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In this industry, where things change so quickly, I’ve found that having no expectations is the happiest way to go.

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I can be whoever I want. I can feel however I want.

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I was the type of person that would show a PowerPoint presentation about why I should do something versus crying and screaming over it.

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I’m not really out in the world all that much. I mean, I live with no phone signal, in the hills surrounded by trees, and I have, like, a mom and two baby deer that come by all the time, and my dogs and the squirrels are in a full-on feud every morning.

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I made three or four different fonts during ‘Short Term 12’ -‘ it was how I’d calm my mind between scenes. I have graph paper and gel pens, and I would do the alphabet: just do ‘a’ over and over again until I got it perfect and then go to ‘b’ and then ‘c’.

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There were times my mom and I butted heads – over my curfew, over something like that. Whenever we would hit these moments of emotional backfire, she would say, ‘You just don’t understand what it’s like to be a mother… I could never handle losing you.’ I was like, ‘OK, but just, like, chill out.’

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I was home-schooled, was always very close with my mom, and was very straight-laced and square. I was never the rebellious one, and I never threw hissy fits. I was the type of person that would show a Powerpoint presentation about why I should do something versus crying and screaming over it.

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It’s very rare when we are in control of everything. Sure, I can learn my lines, I can know my character really well, but there are so many factors going on throughout the day.

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I know that I’m an actor and I guess I could kind of put on an act, but it takes so much more time to be someone you are not. I feel so much better just being comfortable with myself and hopefully girls will accept that.

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I think it starts to feel really redundant when you start to do something the same way over and over again. I don’t think it’s good to become so dependent on a certain writing process.

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I have no problem talking about how hard it’s been, how broke I’ve been, and how broke I was not even that long ago.

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A big producer offered me the part of the pretty girl that waits at home for the guy, and I couldn’t do it. That’s not a story I ever want to tell.

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The cool thing about designers is they have very specific points of view, and because my inspiration is always changing, it’s easy to go, ‘This feels right.’ But just because I wear fancy dresses on weekends doesn’t mean in my heart of hearts I’m not a jeans and T-shirt person.

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As much as I love acting, I just want to be a healthy person.

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I’m really interested in mythology and folklore. I’m interested in moralities, why we’re here, faith… all of these bigger questions that I think we can place in films that allow us to question and give us a safe place to feel. Those types of questions can pop up in all sorts of different types of films – drama, comedy, action movie.

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I’m just interested in all of the different ways that a woman can be. We don’t have enough, when it comes to American film, that shows all of the different complexities and ways that a woman is interesting and mysterious and dynamic and really complicated.

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We’re coming into a new generation of women where there’s the submissive woman, and then our reaction to it is, ‘No, I’m a man, too, and I’m masculine,’ and then we fight against it, which isn’t the answer, either.

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Lately, I’ve been getting too much attention with the Met Gala and work going so well that I try to find rejection in my day. I’ll seek out someone on the street or at the farmers’ market and ask for something where I know they’ll say no. No one likes rejection, but it’s real. And I don’t want to lose that feeling.

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I don’t take roles that are ‘just another role.’ I’m interested in learning more about myself and about humanity. So it should change you by the time it’s done.

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It takes a lot of time and a lot of energy and a lot of focus and dedication to do a film, and it’s just not worth it if you’re going to be miserable for even a day.

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I’m a bit of a lurker on Reddit.

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It’s really hard to see yourself and to recognize that you are a human being like everybody else. You just think everybody’s judging you.

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I’m kind of a morbid person. I’m very optimistic, but I also feel like I’m going to die at any moment. I feel very much aware of my mortality. I’m here, and then I’m not.

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The thing I was always most protective of was my mystery. I worried that if I gave too much of myself, then I would limit the characters I could fall into.

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It can get really messy inside my head, and it’s usually just because everybody can get really self-centered at some point. And so what usually keeps me from quitting is that my reasons for quitting are just lame. I wouldn’t want anybody else to talk to myself the way that I talk to myself.

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Sometimes I laugh with my parents, and sometimes I yell at them, and both are therapeutic.

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I don’t like being able to be reached. I enjoy my solitude. Even people having my phone number seems like too much.

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My parents called me the WB frog. Because when I was onstage, I would do this whole song and dance, but if my parents had a family friend over, I would just go hide in the bedroom.

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My first acting gig was a skit for Jay Leno on ‘The Tonight Show.’ It was this Barbie commercial where I got to pour mud all over Barbie dolls and watch the heads pop off. It was so exciting, a lot of fun.

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I’m learning with the older that I get that some feelings are just universal and that I’m not the only one who hates their hair or their life at times.

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