Rachel Bilson: I've always been a really maternal person. I really want a family. I love the career I have chosen, but I'd be quite happy as a housewife, at home with the kids. I think I'd be really content.
Rachel Bilson: (about going nude on film) Movies can be sexy or sexual without showing things. It is almost a deal breaker.
Rachel Bilson: My first scene on the show (The O.C.), I showed up on set and they're like "here's your little bikini, here's your little miniskirt. Now go out on the freezing beach and be drunk and basically molest Ben's character, Ryan". Ryan, ohmigod! I was like, "alright, cool!"
Rachel Bilson: I really do believe that if someone tries hard enough, they can get what they want. If you put all your effort towards something, you're going to be rewarded. The trick is to not give up. If you don't, anything can happen.
Rachel Bilson: I feel like you have to be who you are and be true to yourself first, always. You can't worry about how you're going to be perceived by other people. I have a quote that my mom taught me: "It's none of my business what other people think of me".
Rachel Bilson: (on how she compares to Summer, her character in "The O.C.") A lot of people are surprised by how nice I am. Summer and I are both driven, but I'm not snobby. I'm a pretty good conversationalist and I like meeting new people.
Rachel Bilson: I like a guy who can make fun of me and make fun of himself. He's got to have a sense of humor. A guy can be the most beautiful thing in the world but if he opens his mouth and he's not interesting it won't work.
Rachel Bilson: My mom taught me to do things like hug a tree and ask for a flower‘s permission to pick it.
Rachel Bilson: I just think there are no rules or regulations on love.
Rachel Bilson: I don't judge anyone who marries young. But I feel you should really put in the time before you make that jump.
Rachel Bilson: I get told I'm hot all the time. Come up with something else.
Rachel Bilson: I will say only this on relationships: Trust and communication are the main ingredients.
Rachel Bilson: You've got to use your celebrity for good stuff, not evil. I think it's lame when people act as if they're better than everyone!
Rachel Bilson: The more aware a man is of a woman's body, the better. He needs to know he has to tend to a woman. She might not always return the favor, but a man always has to tend to a woman first.
Rachel Bilson: I know of my sex appeal. I know about sexuality, and I know how to use it - tastefully, of course.