"From 15 to 16 I sucked, because I had no idea what I was doing. Then I slowly stopped sucking. I never think I’m above reality or exempt from disaster. But I’m a hard worker, and when I set my mind to something, it usually happens." Jennifer Lawrence on the rise of her acting career
"I never considered that I wouldn’t be successful. I never thought, ‘If acting doesn’t work out I can be a doctor.’ The phrase ‘If it doesn’t work out’ never popped into my mind. And that dumb determination of being a naive 14-year-old has never left me." Jennifer Lawrence
"My parents were the exact opposite of stage parents. They did everything in their power to keep it from happening. But it was going to happen no matter what. I was like, ‘Thanks for raising me, but I’m going to take it from here.’" Jennifer Lawrence
"We both walked away thinking the same thing: ‘I’ve never met anybody who reminds me of me more.’ As far as methods go, neither of us have one. Like me, she doesn’t take any of it to heart. We both think of this as a job, and don’t understand why you suddenly have to become an a-hole when you become successful at it. We’re both perfectly fine with technical directions: ‘Hunch your shoulders more, lift your head up higher.’ And we both hate b.s. directing, like, ‘Imagine your puppy just died.’ If you want me to cry, just say cry." Jennifer Lawrence on her similarities with director/co-star Jodie Foster (of The Beaver)
"I never felt sorry for the people. Those are their homes and their families. They probably feel sorry for us because we don’t have dinner with our family every night. And yes, there are men in our movie who say things like, ‘I told you to shut up once, with my mouth.’ But there are men in this city who say, ‘I’ll be spending the night at the office,’ and they’ll be sleeping with their secretaries. It’s different, but it’s the same." Jennifer Lawrence on her time spent in the Ozarks
"I should say it wasn’t real, for PETA. But screw PETA." Jennifer Lawrence on skinning a squirrel for a scene in Winter’s Bone
"It’s like taking an iconic American cowboy who doesn’t say a whole lot, and what Jennifer did, instead of being a cardboard Western hero, was to make sure Ree didn’t act the same with every character she meets" Debra Granik, on Jennifer Lawrence bringing Ree Dolly to life
"She played the best prostitute." Karen Lawrence, on Jennifer’s first acting role
"I got all of their hand-me-downs, so I was watching MacGyver and listening to Vanilla Ice" Jennifer Lawrence
"JL: What position do you play?
AR: Quarterback.
JL: I thought Brett Favre was the quarterback."
Jennifer Lawrence & Aaron Rodgers