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" Animals, until you have kids of your own, animals are your kids. "
" If I can have the opportunity to go into an editing room, it's like the golden ticket for me. All I want is to learn about everything else in the filmmaking process. I just directed a music video which just came out and that'd sort of be the area of the field that I'm going to move into, I hope. "
" At the age of 21, I had never even stepped on a treadmill. "
" At the end of the day, that's our sole purpose and our sole reason for existing, is to love somebody else. "
End Of The Day
" 'Thirteen' was really hard on my family. I wrote this movie about them and their flaws and imperfections and what it was like growing up. It was from one kid's perspective and not a well rounded one. You get older, and it's like, 'How dare I portray my father as being a totally vacant, careless schmuck?' "
" My goal is to play characters that I feel I can contribute to and also ones I can contribute back to my life. "
" Right now I'm in 'Twilight' and I go around to signings and there are people screaming and crying, and it's so surreal. I know that when this is over in a month or two and whenever 'Twilight's no longer relevant, that doesn't live on for me. It's because of this. It's not very often that this happens for people. "
" My brother and I had a lot of freedom growing up, and thankfully, we both turned out OK. "
" When I'm challenged, I grow. I never want to be in a situation where I'm not challenged and not afraid. One of my favorite feelings is stepping into a film and knowing that I'm a little bit afraid of what I have to accomplish. "
" I feel like every day of my life is a funny wardrobe malfunction! "
Life Is A
" I love wearing things that come with a story. "
" I have speakers all over my house because music is such a huge, huge part of who I am. "
" We live in a world where sort of nothing is shocking anymore. "
" I grew up in a very relaxed environment in one sense, without many rules. My mother had a problem knowing where to draw the line, which caused a chaotic and hectic home life. A lot of people took advantage of my mom. "
" I'm really diligent; I have a really militant side of my personality that comes out in areas of work. I'm very motivated, you know? "
" When I get hate mail, I get really down on myself, and I read it to my mom, and my mom is like, 'So what? Who cares? These people don't know you, so you can't take the praise or the hate to heart.' "
" My mom can't defend herself to the world. She is such an amazing woman, with such an open heart. It's a real hard line, and I crossed it. I took everyone's life story and assumed it would be a great thing to put on screen. I was being selfish and I feel so horrible about it. I feel so guilty. "
" Junior high is so much worse than high school because at least in high school different is more accepted, celebrated actually: all the girls with blue hair and gothic Hello Kitty backpacks. "
" I didn't have any media training - I didn't have anybody but myself. "
" Having people wait outside of my house sort of gives me a panic attack. I'm a believer in the concept that people should not be followed and photographed everywhere. "
" Young people need to vote. They need to get out there. Every vote counts. Educate yourself too. Don't just vote. Know what you're voting for, and stand by that. "
" I'm into outdoor sports like hiking, windsurfing, water-skiing. "
" Before 'Twilight,' occasionally I would get the 'Hey are you that girl from that movie?' but no one knew my first and last name. The fans of the saga are amazing, and it's very flattering. "
" I don't know if I'm supposed to say this, but probably not... I was a really cynical child. "
" Being an actor, you have to be working even when you're not working. You never really get to relax because anytime you're relaxing in between jobs, you're just worried that you're not going to get another job. "
" I think my mother is my biggest influence. There are so many things I hate about her but at the same time I'm thankful for her. All I know is that when I'm a parent I want to be just like my mom. I can talk to my mom more than any of my friends could talk to their parents. "
" What do I geek out over? I mean, totally, I geek out over Hanson. Duh. "
" I'm really into the Tom Ford lipsticks. I was always afraid to wear lip color because I thought it made me look too masculine, but my makeup artist Fiona Stiles got me into wearing coral, orange-y colors from his line, and now I wear lipstick all of the time. "
" It's nonstop Ben Harper in my apartment. "
" If I'm getting on an airplane or anywhere, really, I have a lunch box and stuff. It's a running joke with my friends and family - everyone gives me lunch boxes for Christmas. "
Friends And Family
" In middle school, we are all so damn insecure. It was the worst time for me, really destructive, like slapping myself across the face but loving it. Now I have to be an adult and change myself. I have to be a bigger person. "