"I have walked away from friendships when I've realized that someone smiles to someone's face and talks about them the minute they walk out of a room. I have no room in my life for that kind of negative energy anymore."
"I think it's easy for people to assume that fame is equal to glory, but it can be a very isolating experience."
"I think the sexiest thing on anybody is intelligence. I respect somebody who has a brain and wants to use it more than a pretty face and status."
"Of course, everybody makes mistakes, and we've all been young and stupid. But people need to have a sense of respect, particularly in this business, because hundreds of people are ready to take your place at any time. Maybe some people should think about that."
"The hardest situation to stay happy in, I think, is when you're trying to find love, and yourself at the same time. It just doesn't seem to fit well."
Bethany Joy Lenz
"I guess I've sort of always wanted to be an actress, except when I was five, which, I did want to be the Queen of England."
"Lies about your physical appearance in Hollywood creep in like a nasty serpent in your bed. It's awful. Who's got the best outfit?, Who's makeup artist is terrible?, etc... I've really been learning that I have to choose to believe that it is not my clothes or my hair or my makeup that is going to make me shine. It's a battle I fight everyday with myself."
"I think I'd dedicate "If You're Missing (Come On Home)" to my fans...this is the song I get the most mail about. It really is just a dialogue between me and God. It's what I think His heart is for everyone."
"When I'm inspired at 2 AM, I'm not going to bust out into a monologue. You can get inspired in all sorts of weird ways as an artist. You never know what's going to strike you, It's the little moments – the little graces, if you will."
"My dream car is a red '57 Chevrolet pickup. So I'd take a road trip in that for a day, play classic rock music the whole time and then stop at a diner at midnight for some apple pie."
(Why do I love this quote? Trade the '57 Chevy pickup for a '67 Chevy Impala and I can see this wonderful woman bonding with Dean Winchester for a day. :3)
"My faith in the fact that God can organize and has this overall plan is what's really helped me hold on. It's a world of sharks out there, and it's hard to survive in this business and keep your integrity at the same time."
"My birthday is July first and my best friend's birthday is July fifth so it's always been a favorite holiday. It's all about having a cooler full of sodas, hot dogs, and just hanging out and shooting off firecrackers, being low-key, watching the fireworks. There's something about a holiday that isn't all about how much money you spend."
(Her advice to Aspiring Performers) "Go where the opportunity is. A lot of people want to act or sing or make music, but until you fully commit to it and go where the opportunity is, you're only putting half of your heart into it. You can get some experience acting wherever you are, but it you really want to pursue it you need to go to a bigger city like New York or Los Angeles."
"I'm a feminist, but I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation. I think what people connect with in novels is this idea of an overpowering, encompassing love - and it being more important and special than anything and everything else."
"I've probably earned the right to screw up a few times. I don't want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about. "
"If anyone else played Hermione, it would actually kill me."