17 Hilarious Yet Inspiring Jennifer Lawrence Quotes To Live By

Because Jennifer Lawrence is our spirit animal.

At the NYC Joy premiere, for which the actress has been nominated for her fourth Golden Globe.
At the NYC Joy premiere, for which the actress has been nominated for her fourth Golden Globe.  
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The truth is that the universal appeal of stars like Jennifer Lawrence ultimately comes from the fact that she is utterly and refreshingly relatable – and that we all want to be her best friend, the same way comedian Amy Schumer did. (I mean, can you blame her?)

Oh, and we consider J. Law our spirit animal. Pretty much.

If 2015 was the year of the leading lady, we're excited to see what new heights the inspiring yet down-to-earth young actress will reach in 2016. And with that being said, these hilariously awesome J. Law quotes will undoubtedly make it easier for you to get through your Monday.

"There are actresses who build themselves, and then there are actresses who are built by others. I want to build myself." – on not wanting to ride anyone's coattails in Hollywood

"When I first got to New York, my feet hit the sidewalk and you'd have thought I was born and raised there. I took over that town. None of my friends took me seriously. I came home and announced, 'I'm going to move to New York,' and they were like 'Okay.' Then when I did, they kept waiting for me to fail and come back. But I knew I wouldn't. I was like 'I'll show you.' " – on being her fierce, tenacious self

"Don't worry about the bitches [in school] – that could be a good motto, because you come across people like that throughout your life." – on why you shouldn't let haters get to you

"I was raised a Republican, but I just can't imagine supporting a party that doesn't support women's basic rights. It's 2015 and gay people can get married and we think that we've come so far, so, yay! But have we? I don't want to stay quiet about that stuff. My view on the [2016 US presidential election] is pretty cut-and-dried: If Donald Trump is president of the United States, it will be the end of the world. And he's also the best thing to happen to the Democrats ever." – on politics

"I can name a lot of things that taste better than skinny feels. Potatoes. Bread." – on the fact that she never diets

"If I don't have anything to do all day, I might not even put my pants on." – on being lazy

"If I want something I'll just… go until I get it." – on her own determination and natural sense of competitiveness

"Be strong. Don't be a follower, and always do the right thing. If you have a choice between the right thing and the wrong thing, the right way is always the less stressful." – on doing the right thing

"We see these unobtainable perfect bodies and that's what we are comparing ourselves to." – on why women shouldn't compare themselves to unattainable societal ideals

"In Hollywood, I'm obese. I'm considered a fat actress. I eat like a caveman. I'll be the only actress who doesn't have anorexia rumours! I'm never going to starve myself for a part. I'm invincible. I don't want little girls to be like, 'Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I'm going to skip dinner!' " – on being a role model

"Things can happen to you, but they don't have to happen to your soul." – on letting go and moving on

"You look how you look. Be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make people happy? That's just dumb." – on why she'll never diet

"I'm a big believer in accepting yourself and not really worrying about it." – on accepting yourself for who you are

"Why can't we just be nice? It's like, we grow up, and then we get right back into high school." – on female cattiness and mean girls in the media

"What I was trying to say is that we're not victims. I am holding my own self back. The men aren't to be blamed for asking for more and getting it." – on the Hollywood wage gap, about which she penned this famously controversial missive for Lena Dunham's feminist email newsletter Lenny Letter

"If you shouldn't say it, it's all of a sudden coming out of my mouth." – on what she referred to as her own "taboo impulsivity" in this December interview with Vogue

"That's my mission. I really want us to wear the same thing... She's going to have to wear Dior. I'm just going to have to have Dior make two of whatever they're making for me." – on wearing matching outfits with her friend Amy Schumer at the Golden Globes (for which the two are nominated in the same category)