Quotes

“I’ve kissed girls before, it’s fun!”

“Every day is an opportunity to fall or hurt yourself.”

 

“I definitely wasn’t cool in high school. I really wasn’t. I did belong to many of the clubs and was in leadership on yearbook and did the musical theater route, so I had friends in all areas, but I certainly did not know what to wear, did not know how to do my hair, all those things.”

 

“What a world we live in. I want to be incredibly close to the heart of it all. To live honestly, truthfully and to be completely present is the ultimate enterprise. And right now, I couldn’t possibly ask for anything more. I am a very lucky girl.”

 

“Having a dance background, I became used to rejection at an early age. Dance is very competitive, especially for a sensitive person like me. But I realized it’s better not to take it so seriously. If you beat yourself up, it’s hard to keep going.”

 

“Raise your hand if you’ve spent nights crying yourself to sleep, raise your hand if you’ve felt as if you’d rather hide in bed all day than face the people that make you feel small or powerless! Raise your hand if you’ve felt as if you’d rather lie to people than tell them the truth about who you really are, because at least you wouldn’t be the victim of hateful behavior or prejudice! And raise your hand if lying feels almost as bad.”

 

“Once a month, try something you don’t think you’d be good at. You can find such happy surprises.”

 

“I’ve vowed that, this summer I’ll go somewhere. But if I go to Africa, I may never come back. I’m just going to live with the animals and adopt an elephant.”

 

“Without love we are not truly living. Nobody in this world wants to feel alone. Nobody wants to feel that they can’t be themselves. We are all the best versions of ourselves when we have love and acceptance in our live.”

 

“I had convinced my mom to let me go to my first party. I was able to be there for an hour with two of my friends… it accidentally turned into an argument and instead of the girl punching the guy, she wound up to the side and punched me… Blood everywhere! The first time I didn’t go to the doctor because I didn’t want to tell my mom what had happened and she would never let me out of the house. I found out about it year ago because things were getting worse and everything was getting really nasally and I went to a doctor. He said, “When did you break your nose? You have a horrible deviated septum.” And the second time, I couldn’t get it fixed because we were in the middle of doing this concert tour and we were filming. We had a day off and I met up with some of my friends and we were dancing. And again, there was another collision of sorts – I must be turning too quickly, people don’t see me coming or something – but it’s fixed now!”

 

“I started ballet when I was 3, and the movies that my mom would show me were all musicals. And that was something that was so prevalent in that era of film was musicals. So I thought maybe I could do it. I just moved to this new school, I was like, “Nobody really knows me; this might be fun to get involved in,” and so I auditioned and I got it, and that’s the first time I sang and I was so nervous and it worked out. And then in middle school there was a few summer theater camps that I did, but it wasn’t really until senior year of high school that I got into the acting class full time and loved it and knew I wanted to move to LA and took it one step at a time and took acting classes every day and auditions and smaller roles.”

“I’m such a vagabond, I will take a backpack and just get on a train. I love traveling so much so it would be so easy for me. My whole life I’ve moved quite a bit. I just love exploring, it’s really exciting to me.”

“I was born in 1986, so my first four years were a lot of leggings, a lot of side-tied T-shirts. I think my favorite outfit was these leggings that had cheetah spots, and it was pink, purple and teal, and this white shirt with this little side bangle.”

“Laughter is key. Dancing a must. Because oh, how we do love both things! But most important, possess the ability to be present, be true to your deepest wishes, intentions. Do good unto others, to yourself. Being true to yourself is one of the greatest attributes. Happiness ensues. Be present. Be kind. Be patient. Be honest. Find moments to be silly. The results will always be rewarding.”

“Maybe I was a pirate in my past life. I didn’t kill people, though. I was just a badass”