Quotes About Girls

Coconut water is just the best for you it’s always something we had in Brazil. Since I was a little girl, I’ve been drinking it.

— Adriana Lima

A man needs to be polite, not just to me but to everyone. I watch that. How does he treat the waiter? How does he treat the coat-check girl? How does he treat the driver?

— Adriana Lima

I am such a bath girl: we’ve gone to some of the beautiful hotels in the world, and if there’s a shower, I’m so disappointed.

— Aerin Lauder

As a girl, my favorite toy was my dollhouse if I could still play with it now, I would!

— Aerin Lauder

I didn’t want to be written about as a human-interest story. I didn’t want to be a passing thing. You know, now we move on to the fat girl who had her stomach stapled. I didn’t want to become a gimmick: the disabled model.

— Aimee Mullins

I have learned not to overlook the advantages of being me. From when I was a softball player, and I held the stolen bases record. I would slide into second with my prostheses, and the girl on the base could either step aside or meet two wooden sticks.

— Aimee Mullins

I’ll be giving a speech at the randomest place, like a bank or something, and a guy in a suit will say, ‘I’m totally freaked out that I’m talking to the girl from ‘Cremaster.’ For the rest of my life, that movie will be playing in a museum somewhere. I never could have expected that huge response.

— Aimee Mullins

I have a girl crush on Olivia Munn so much, especially on ‘Newsroom.’ And Cara Delevingne, but who doesn’t love her face? Viola Davis is my acting crush.

— Aja Naomi King

I use Pureology Shampoo and Conditioner, and after shampooing, I’ll put the conditioner on, go watch a movie, and wash it out later. When you have black girl hair, once we wash, we’ve gotta do the whole press and get in the edges and everything. That’s a lot of heat to go back to straight on a daily basis.

— Aja Naomi King

When I was a girl, civil war in Sudan forced me to flee my home town of Wau.

— Alek Wek

When I started, I’d hear other people saying, ‘God, she’s so bizarre-looking,’ because I didn’t look like the girl next door. But I was just normal. I was the girl next door. There were people in high fashion I could better relate to who were doing something more interesting and not talking this sort of rubbish.

— Alek Wek

I do consider myself to be a smart, tough girl.

— Alexandra Daddario

I watched ‘Alien,’ and I watched ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ the Swedish version. I watched the original ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre,’ and I watched the Jessica Biel version and watched Jessica’s performance.

— Alexandra Daddario

I may get married later or may never get married. But I want babies, so I’ll have to get married. I want fat, cute babies. Every girl has to think about it at some point. For me, marriage is about family, and that’s why I find it necessary. Till then, it’s normal to have a partner and do your own thing.

— Alia Bhatt

Every month, every week, something new excites me. I’m finding my niche as to what suits me the best. I am a young girl, and if I am just running around in a jeans and a T-shirt, that’s a lot of life lost.

— Alia Bhatt

I’m almost a feminist and believe if a girl wants to do something, she should be able to do it in the same way that a man is able to, which is sometimes a problem in our country.

— Alia Bhatt

I think for a girl to be strong, it doesn’t have to involve being physically strong.

— Alia Shawkat

Psychologically, I’ll always be a fat girl because that’s what my character is built on. I always got a buzz out of people telling me I was ugly. I went out of my way to un-beautify myself. I didn’t want anyone’s approval.

— Alison Moyet

I am just like any other girl, a sucker for romance.

— Amber Heard

I mean, why am I considered an ‘it girl?’ Because I’m in a lot of movies right now or am on the covers of magazines? I just hope there is something solid behind that. Because here’s the thing with ‘it girl’ status. It’s great and amazing that anybody is saying that at all. But how long does that last?

— Amanda Seyfried

I work on my body to stay fit, but that does not make me superior to anyone. I am a forthright and hardworking girl.

— Amisha Patel

Most of the time it’s the parents who recognise me. They try to tell their kids, ‘Look, it’s Giselle,’ and I say, ‘No, no, no, don’t ruin this for them,’ because I’m usually standing there with my hair sideways and no make-up on. And the kid is saying, ‘That is not Giselle. No way. That is some worn-out girl who really needs a bath.’

— Amy Adams

I don’t have much experience, but the few times when I would go on a date with a girl – like when I was 12 – there was a lot of sharing, and a lot of talking, and a lot of asking how I am. They thought we were dating, and I was sort of hoping to meet their brothers.

— Anderson Cooper

It was so surreal, having my parents hear the President and First Lady saying to me, ‘Good to see you again! We’re so proud of you. We watched you on the Grammys and were like, ‘That’s our girl!’

— Andra Day

I established early what I was and wasn’t willing to accept. People tried to say what I had to do, whether it be pop or R&B, to be successful. Even when I was in the girl group, they would try to make our voices sound very radio-friendly and fit that mold. But even before I got signed, I knew who I was and who I wanted to be.

— Andra Day

When I was 12, every little girl in Russia was trying to wear her hair like mine and playing tennis.

— Anna Kournikova

I love when a girl is like, ‘I can’t hang out. I have to go to class.’ And I go pick her up, and she’s all sweaty in a leotard with her hair in a bun. That’s the hottest thing ever.

— Ansel Elgort

I like to go on really nice dates. I’ve made some money, but I don’t spend it on anything besides my rent. But I go to nice dinners. And I like to go with a girl.

— Ansel Elgort

LaGuardia High School is a place of acceptance. You have every type of kid there, performing. The outcast girl would not have been made fun of in my high school.

— Ansel Elgort

Someone once told me we have in our minds who we want, and often those aren’t the people we actually want. Like, once there was a girl I thought was perfect for me – I had every box checked with her. But I just didn’t feel anything.

— Ansel Elgort

If you are chauvinistic mind, you will not be able to take the fact there is a strong, successful girl.

— Anushka Sharma

I just loved playing the mean girl. When you’re not like a character, it’s kind of fun to play.

— Ashley Tisdale

We need to have women in more powerful positions that are making decisions, so when that 10-year-old girl is looking up and wondering, ‘What can I do and what do I want to be when I get older?’ She has the opportunity to do and be whatever she wants.

— Abby Wambach

I like every girl. Every kind of girl that there is, I like.

— Action Bronson

Well, we’re living in a material world, and I’m a material girl… or boy.

— Adam Sandler

I was like, ‘I want us to stop using that term. I’m not a ‘girl gamer.’ I’m just a gamer.’ The reasons I love gaming are the same reasons everyone loves gaming.

— Aisha Tyler

I remember acting in a school play about the melting pot when I was very little. There was a great big pot onstage. On the other side of the pot was a little girl who had dark hair, and she and I were representing the Italians. And I thought: Is that what an Italian looked like?

— Al Pacino

If I can’t get the girl, at least give me more money.

— Alan Alda

I’m quite obsessed with the idea of nailing the girl friendship. It’s such an art, so delicate.

— Alanis Morissette

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.

— Albert Einstein

I think it’s every girl’s dream, a little bit, to be a model because it seems from the outside to be a glamorous industry and I was really into fashion, and I remember just being excited and wanting to be part of that.

— Alexa Chung

I used to have a voice because I was interviewing people and writing, but as soon as I got swept up in the fashion world, I was just a pretty girl at a party wearing a pretty dress.

— Alexa Chung

It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.

— Alexandre Dumas

I found that if I offered to cook for a girl, my odds improved radically over simply asking a girl out. Through my efforts to attract the opposite sex, I found that not only did cooking work, but that it was actually fun.

— Alton Brown

I like pin-up girls. I’m more of a boy than a girl. I’m not a lesbian, though – not before a sambuca anyway.

— Amy Winehouse

I’m my own worst critic, and if I don’t pull off what I think I wanted to do in my head, then I won’t be a happy girl.

— Amy Winehouse

If I died tomorrow, I would be a happy girl.

— Amy Winehouse

Everybody perceives me because of my career that I’m a movie star, or I’m this model, but I’m still the same person I was when I was a little girl.

— Andie MacDowell

I think Michael Crawford realised, I think we all realised, once we’d gone the route of casting a very young girl, you can’t really cast a 65 year old man opposite. Slightly different resonance I think. No, we weren’t going to go there. We’d have Jack Nicholson in the lead.

— Andrew Lloyd Webber

I think back at the time, if it had been 1988, I would have thought Michael and Sarah probably would have been cast but I don’t think, I think it’s much better that the girl is younger and if Sarah would have been 26 or 27 then.

— Andrew Lloyd Webber

I think that the wonderful advantage we have in the film of being able to cast a girl as young as Emmy and which we couldn’t do in the theatre of course because no girl of 16 or 17 could sing 8 shows a week, couldn’t sing two.

— Andrew Lloyd Webber

God forbid you be an ugly girl, ‘course too pretty is also your doom, ’cause everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room.

— Ani DiFranco

I think right after ‘Up in the Air’ everyone wanted me to play the girl from ‘Up in the Air,’ and it took a little while for people to think of me as an actress from a film that they liked instead of just that character.

— Anna Kendrick

When I get recognized for ‘Twilight,’ it’s usually a teenage girl, and they’re usually really loud. So it certainly feels like I get recognized the most from that, but it could just be because of the nature of how vocal those fans are.

— Anna Kendrick

People always blame the girl she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can’t manage it.

— Anna Quindlen

A lot of people have told me, ‘You’re not this and so can’t play that,’ and I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve been told I’m not sexy. I just go: ‘I’m a lot of things. Just because I don’t wear my sexiness overtly doesn’t mean that I can’t become that girl for a role.

— Anne Hathaway

I was really raised in a gender-neutral household. I always knew I was a girl, but it never occurred to me that there was a limitation.

— Anne Wojcicki

I sang a lot as a little girl and entered competitions. I loved singing in choirs, but it was as I got older that I really found my voice.

— Annie Lennox

Melanie is more of a disciplinarian with the little girl than me, probably because it’s my first baby. She gets everything easy from Papa. I am more weak. She takes advantage of me.

— Antonio Banderas

I loved going to church. I enjoyed being a part of the choir and just doing things in and around the church. But as a young girl, I certainly enjoyed watching and listening to my dad.

— Aretha Franklin

As a very small girl, I listened to Charlie Parker and loved him and Max Roach and people like that.

— Aretha Franklin

I’m, I guess you could say, the Chinese-speaking, banjo-picking girl.

— Abigail Washburn

I used to suffer from stage fright, which at times was an ordeal. I won’t perform live again. I’m going to do some TV shows and videos but nothing else… I don’t like to travel too much or do concerts. I’m more of a studio and home girl.

— Agnetha Faltskog

I’m not the sexy girl. I’m more youthful and innocent, the girl who wears jeans and T-shirts and sneakers. But fans have accepted that I’m a tomboy. There’s a different group of people who find that attractive.

— AJ Lee

I did a little film called ‘Nina,’ a small role. I played a French girl who was a nurse to Nina Simone. Zoe Saldana plays Nina.

— Alaina Huffman

A Texas girl who grew up in terrible poverty, I ended up leading a pretty glamorous life.

— Alana Stewart

I think I can deceive people. I’m like, the nice, sweet girl when you meet me. And I don’t have any bad intentions. But I’m a bad girl too.

— Alicia Silverstone

I don’t feel like a dream girl, but I think it’s really nice. I guess a part of me wishes I got that sort of attention in my real life. Because in my real life, I’m this weird, dorky girl who just hangs out with her dog.

— Alicia Silverstone

I don’t want to be known as the Aerosmith chick, but it’s fun to put on the boots and makeup and act like a tough girl.

— Alicia Silverstone

I don’t just want to be the girl boys get excited about, I have no desire for people to see me in a sexy way. I won’t do nudity ever.

— Alicia Silverstone

I’m reachable for people, I’m not out of their league. I’m just a normal girl.

— Alicia Silverstone

I hope the next actress offered millions to play the ‘fat girl for the day’ stops to think about this before she signs the contract – even if just to ask, like any professional actress would in any other situation, ‘Why does she weigh 350 pounds? And why me for the part?’ If the director can’t answer these questions, don’t do the movie.

— Allison Anders

I’ve put on makeup just for fun since I was a really little girl. Now I keep a look book for inspiration – with hair, makeup, beauty tips and products to try.

— Allison Williams

I’m not a dieter. I have the palate of a 7-year-old boy, although I’m working on it. I order off the kids’ menu! I’m working hard to eat more fruit and veggies and round it all out, but I’m a big pretzels and Diet Coke kind of girl.

— Allison Williams

When I was a little girl, I thought I was Sydney Carton in Dickens’ ‘A Tale of Two Cities.’ I don’t think anyone else did.

— Amy Bloom

I still find it interesting that there could be a point between a young guy and a girl when they decide to hold hands as they walk down the block. At some point, they decide to make the leap from pushing and insulting each other to doing something tender and possessive and showing the world that.

— Amy Heckerling

I get offered: ‘Here’s a girl who’s mad at another girl for having a wedding on the same day.’ That’ll be a big hit, but I don’t want to do that.

— Amy Heckerling

So I wanted to explore all points of view of that, not just the girl’s but his point of view as well. Only by directing it could I explore all the points of view.

— Andrew McCarthy

I think whenever people talk about the ‘Anna Sui woman,’ they’re talking about someone that’s probably kind of more downtown, and there’s always like this ambiguity: Is she a good girl, or a bad girl?

— Anna Sui

I would have loved to do ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ Being a ‘Bond’ girl would always be fun. We had a lot of action in ‘Eclipse’ and I’d definitely like to continue down the action road. I want to do a romantic period piece, but those are really hard to get made because they’re very expensive and there’s not a huge demographic.

— Ashley Greene

I remember getting this scrapbook that this girl made, that I actually gave to my mom to hold onto because she has a ‘Twilight’ shrine in their house in Florida. It was just this scrapbook of me, starting with ‘Twilight,’ and the whole progression of me and my career throughout that, and other stuff that I had done in between.

— Ashley Greene

I’m very much a girl that likes to have options. That’s the way I am with fashion, and that’s the way I am with my life.

— Ashley Greene

I give myself a cheat day where I annihilate my diet. I’m an all-American girl, so I go for a burger and fries and a shake.

— Ashley Wagner

The thing is, my fantasies about being a parent always involved fighting for my unpopular child, doing for her what my own parents couldn’t do for me when I was a girl. I am so ready to be that little girl’s mother.

— Ayelet Waldman

I was singing in a mall, and I picked a girl to come up onstage with me. As I was grabbing her hand, I fell off the stage. It felt like I was in the air forever, flying like Superman.

— Aaron Carter

Yeah, I’d like to get the girl and at least make it through the film.

— Aaron Eckhart

I love shopping I’m a jeans and a T-shirt kind of girl, but I go classy when I dress up – with a little bit of sexy.

— Adrianne Palicki

Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength. So I tried to be a man. I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys.

— Agnes Smedley

When I was a girl, the West was still young, and the law of force, of physical force, was dominant.

— Agnes Smedley

My dad read ‘The Danish Girl’ and fell in love with it. He told me, ‘You need to do this film.’

— Alicia Vikander

I kind of love going to weddings – it’s a guilty pleasure. I’ve never been the wedding-y type girl dreaming about the big day, the dress, but I always cry. Always. Even if I don’t know the bride that well, I’m verklempt!

— Alison Brie

My little girl, Anja, is really excited. We had a baby shower yesterday and she took the presents from everyone for me and was telling them, ‘No, it’s my baby.’

— Alessandra Ambrosio

Our show is less about a girl who is doing miracles and more about the domino effect of this girl’s life, and how everyone else is affected. Our show seems to be a questioning show as opposed to an action sort of fairy tale.

— Amber Tamblyn

On the one hand, I always get the young ingenue, pretty parts. But I don’t think of myself that way because I was an ugly duckling when I was growing up. I have to be reminded when I play a part sometimes that I’m playing the pretty girl.

— Amy Carlson

I always get offered the pretty, popular girl roles, but I want to do something dark, really challenge myself and get out of my comfort level.

— Ashley Benson

When I was a little girl, I loved monkeys. I wanted to be a primatologist. I went to the careers office to ask how. Because nobody could give me a good answer, I opted for acting.

— Audrey Tautou

I am just your everyday, average girl. I live by the beach. I wear flip flops. I don’t wear make-up. I go to the gym.

— A. J. Cook

Nowadays, people always say, how come he’s doing such young shows? But they never mention The Mod Squad. I was very proud of that show. It’s the first time an African-American guy kissed a white girl.

— Aaron Spelling

I don’t really watch a lot of TV, to be honest. I’m more of a movie girl, or I Netflix stuff.

— Adelaide Kane

I don’t look at her like she’s a bad girl. She just misunderstood sometime, she’s a little troubled, she’s a little dysfunctional. She’s a survivor.

— Aida Turturro

I knew that people were going to talk about it, I knew it was embarrassing, and I knew it was a big deal. But did I think that it was going to be this thing that followed me for, you know, the next years to come? I guarantee you, 25 years from now, I’ll be known as the girl that lip synced on ‘SNL.’ But, you know, it was a weird thing. Not fun.

— Ashlee Simpson

I always sang when I was little-bitty girl. I sang all the time. And then I’m from Knoxville, Tennessee, so I sang in a show at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. You know, they have all those variety shows where Dollywood is. And I sang there and yodeled and clogged, but I never wrote my own songs.

— Ashley Monroe

I was never part of that cliquey girl drama. Most of my friends were guys growing up, so I was never part of that whole toxic energy. It seemed like way too much hassle.

— Aimee Teegarden

If there’s anything I think that you’ve seen about me, it’s that I’m the rebellious girl.

— Aubrey O’Day

I mean, a lot of the times I think I’m seen as a bad girl, and I think that’s because I’m so open.

— Aubrey O’Day

I’m a girl who eats, I love to eat.

— Aubrey O’Day

As a young girl, I dreamed of having a voice in fashion.

— Ann Demeulemeester

To every little girl, her father is a hero. My father actually is one.

— Alexandra Kerry

Aaliyah revolutionized what it was to be a young black woman in America. She made it OK to be a nerd and to be a tomboy. She made it OK to wear leather and chains. She was the first black girl with an ombre. She was so far ahead of everything and everyone. It was just who she was. She was an innovator, but she didn’t even realize it.

— Alexandra Shipp

And if it’s a boy, I will be really nervous because I have no idea what to do with a boy because I am a girl and I have a girl!

— Ali Landry

Some of you may remember me as the ‘Doritos Girl’ from that Super Bowl commercial a while back, but I’ve been lucky enough to have gotten a few more credits under my belt since then!

— Ali Landry

I love to hang out with boys – I’ve got brothers – but I’m a girl’s girl, in all the ways you can be girlie. Nails and chats and gossip magazines and reality TV and pop culture.

— Alice Eve

When I was a kid, my dream was to be a farmer and marry Charlie Brown. I wanted to rescue him and make him happy. Besides, he was always lusting after the little redhead girl.

— Alicia Witt

The first Elizabeth film was an absolute travesty historically. It really was sloppy. Things like ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ and ‘The Tudors,’ people’s perception is distorted because of these. It matters to me as a historian, because I spend my life trying to get it right.

— Alison Weir

I did television a lot in my earlier years, so to do the high school student that’s just the pretty girl, I’ve done that before, so I don’t have any interest in that.

— Amanda Crew

You have chickens?’ That’s what nearly everyone asks next, after they find out about our family pets. They just need to make sure they heard me correctly. Perhaps it’s because I don’t come across to most as a rural-loving farm girl.

— Amy Robach

I prefer working on films. I like the variety. There is nothing better than playing a bad girl for two months, then playing someone sweet for the next two. Films give you this opportunity.

— Amy Weber

There is nothing better than playing a bad girl for two months, then turning around and playing someone sweet. Films give you this opportunity.

— Amy Weber

I enjoyed entertaining people since I was a little girl. There was nothing better than making people laugh. That, and the need to express myself in a safe environment.

— Amy Weber

I dress like a boy most of the time because I like what’s comfortable, so sometimes when I have to wear dresses and makeup, it’s kind of comedic. I take lots of pictures on my cell phone: ‘Look, I’m dressed like a girl! Surprise!’

— Analeigh Tipton

Portishead’s production is just insane beats you would expect to be on a KRS-One album. But then there’s this little white girl with an angel voice singing over it. It was a cool juxtaposition. I like ‘It’s A Fire.’ That’s a chill song with kind of a military drum thing going on, like a drummer boy.

— Anders Holm

In ‘The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow,’ part of the ‘Dear America’ series, I took my childhood bravery and stubbornness and put that at the core of the Navajo girl, Sarah Nita. It helped me to identify with her survival and to write about her courageous journey and that of her people.

— Ann Turner

I still get very emotional when a girl – 13 or 14 – comes up to me and says, ‘Your videos really helped me.’

— Anna Akana

I’ve always been a headstrong girl. I had my first child at 17, and it was a mistake, but I got a beautiful child out of it.

— Anna Benson

Girl Scouts is a girl-serving organization, so our members are girls.

— Anna Maria Chavez

Sometimes when I speak to groups or I’m interviewed by a journalist, I ask them to imagine their communities without Girl Scouts – to imagine the thousands of food drives and clothing and toy collections that would never take place if not for Girl Scouts.

— Anna Maria Chavez

Girl Scouts is such an iconic organization that it’s easy to overlook how daring an idea it was for founder Juliette Gordon Low to gather those first 18 girls in that troop in Savannah, Georgia. It was 1912, after all, and women wouldn’t earn the right to vote for another eight years.

— Anna Maria Chavez

At Girl Scouts, we are committed to raising awareness about the terrible effects of cyber bullying, and to teaching girls how to recognize the signs of bullying of any sort and extricate themselves or another from a bad situation before it spirals out of control and ends in tragedy.

— Anna Maria Chavez

At Girl Scouts, we create leaders.

— Anna Maria Chavez

Many people don’t know, but American Girl Scouts get to travel the world, and that’s a very good thing, as the more we can expose our young people to other cultures, the better off we’ll be in this increasingly globalized environment.

— Anna Maria Chavez

I was always a show girl. My parents were wonderful. There wasn’t a lot going on where we lived, but they ferried me to classes and competitions all over the place. When I was 12, I came to London as a finalist in a singing competition and I was completely wide-eyed.

— Anna Maxwell Martin

As a young girl, I was too intent on getting to London and drama school and out of east Yorkshire to think about winning Oscars. I did win a Bafta once, and was so unprepared for it I jabbered on for a minute – a minute too long.

— Anna Maxwell Martin

I will always be a New York girl at heart, but I am really liking the L.A. lifestyle.

— Aileen Quinn

You go out with a girl you used to date, she looks so damn good, and then at a certain point you say, Boy, now I remember. I know why I left!

— Arsenio Hall

Maybe you could call me a little controlling or I like things to be my way, but since I was a little girl, I’ve known what I wanted. I’m very rootsy, but it really hadn’t ever caused me too much strife. I really know when to say when. I’m not too outward but I’m very honest.

— Ashton Shepherd

I’m an actress. In this sense, my profession is less complex than that of a model. True, they’re into beauty in Hollywood, and it is age-related, but you can’t put a girl with hot lips and no wrinkles and say: ‘That’s the mother of a 14-year-old.’

— Ayelet Zurer

I just always knew I wanted to be an actor. I gave my Emmy acceptance speech when I was 11. But, I wasn’t allowed to do plays and things like that. It was considered dangerous. My parents didn’t think it was safe for a girl to do that, and they definitely didn’t think it was interesting to participate in the arts.

— Azita Ghanizada

My voice is very special. People either love it or they’re like, ‘What’s wrong with this girl? She looks 16 and sounds like a hooker!’

— Alessandra Torresani

I have a girl crush on Rachel Bilson. She’s so cute, I just want to put her in my pocket. I love her style, and I’m fascinated by everything she wears, and I think she’s a really sweet and kind person. She’s cute. I like her.

— Alexandra Chando

I was not the hot, popular girl in school.

— Alexis Knapp

I’ve always wanted to make sure people are okay, ever since I was a little girl.

— Amanda Abbington

I am so not a pageant girl, but I signed up for the Miss Junior Florida contest because I thought it would be good experience.

— Amanda Latona

Ever since I started doing television, I tended to get cast, for the most part, as these strong, intelligent women… Which is wonderful, but very rarely do I get to be the goofy girl that I am.

— Amanda Tapping

I love leather. I’m very much a leather jacket, leather trousers kind of girl.

— Amrita Acharia

People say, ‘You look like the girl who used to be on that show ‘Angel’ – they don’t actually think I’m her.

— Amy Acker

If I had to speak in front of a Korean audience, I would be hard pressed to sound other than a little girl.

— An Na

I’m pretty shy, but if I like a girl, she’ll know.

— Anwar Hadid

A man is free to go up as high as he can reach up to but I, with all my style and pep, can’t get a man my equal because a girl is always judged by her mother.

— Anzia Yezierska

Whether it’s a 16-year old girl, or a mom, or a guy, or anybody, as long as they come up and they’re excited to meet me ’cause they’ve had some sort of relationship with something I’ve created, it’s the coolest thing ever. It never gets old. It’s awesome.

— Andy Grammer

I started modeling quite young. I would really recommend to every girl not to start modeling until they turn 17, to be honest. Before that, I think you’re not mature enough.

— Anja Rubik

I never played politics, I was never a party girl, and I never slept with any of the producers.

— Ann Miller

Little things about the Pilgrims surprised me. For instance, the fact that the first duel in America was fought at Plymouth by two teenaged boys over a girl. The life the Pilgrims led in Holland before coming to America also surprised me.

— Ann Rinaldi

I’m always drawn to strong female leads, so that’s what drew me to ‘Lost Girl.’ I was a ‘Buffy’ fan and watched it with friends every week. I was also a big fan of ‘Alias’ when that was on – they both had strong female leads, and that’s what draws me in the most.

— Anna Silk

I think what people get confused about is that they want to label me as this EDM girl, but a lot of this stuff is genre-less.

— Bebe Rexha

I think, especially in pop culture, we’re brought up to think that a normal pop star is this pretty, well-kept-together girl.

— Bebe Rexha

I was a Versace perfume girl at Saks Fifth Avenue, and Rihanna actually came up to the counter and asked for something. And she wouldn’t even take her sunglasses off! She was so mean to me. Not mean, but, like, guarded. I don’t blame her, though.

— Bebe Rexha

I’m such a girl for the living room. I really like to stay in my nest and not move. I travel in my mind, and that that’s a rigorous state of journeying for me. My body isn’t that interested in moving from place to place.

— bell hooks

I was a very shy girl who led an insulated life it was only when I came to Oxford, and to Harvard before that, that suddenly I saw the power of people. I didn’t know such a power existed, I saw people criticising their own president you couldn’t do that in Pakistan – you’d be thrown in prison.

— Benazir Bhutto

If a girl comes to me first for a prom or a bar mitzvah and she likes the way she looks and her boyfriend likes the way she looks, she’ll come back.

— Betsey Johnson

I’m over being a pop star. I don’t wanna be a hot girl. I wanna be iconic. And I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot. I feel like I’m highly respected, which is more important than any award or any amount of records. And I feel like there comes a point when being a pop star is not enough.

— Beyonce Knowles

When you have a family, or even when you’re just seeing a girl, it’s difficult to be skint.

— Bill Nighy

I had a lot of friends in high school, but I was never the wild party girl. Never have been, never plan to be!

— Blake Lively

After my first year on ‘Gossip Girl,’ everybody said, ‘You’ve got to do a big commercial movie, ride this wave.’

— Blake Lively

We were playing a fair, and a few people were handing me stuffed animals and flowers, but one person handed me a paper sack. So I took all the stuff back to the bus. I put the sack in my lap and opened it, and a live iguana jumped out of the sack and onto my shirt. I screamed like a little girl!

— Blake Shelton

I always wished I had a song like that George Strait song, ‘The Chair’, ’cause it’s basically just a guy trying to pick up a girl at a bar.

— Blake Shelton

When I was in high school, I hid in the back seat of an old boyfriend’s car when he was out with another girl. He finally found me, but not until after he had made out with her for an hour.

— Bonnie Hunt

I’m a blue-collar Chicago girl raised on wonderful movies my mom took us to, ones that had a lot of heart.

— Bonnie Hunt

I think people must wonder how a white girl like me became a blues guitarist. The truth is, I never intended to do this for a living.

— Bonnie Raitt

I love my nice things, but I’m still the Welsh family girl.

— Bonnie Tyler

A big producer offered me the part of the pretty girl that waits at home for the guy, and I couldn’t do it. That’s not a story I ever want to tell.

— Brie Larson

I’m 25. I’m a white, blonde girl in the entertainment industry – it’s so easy to fall into a world of pleasing everyone. I feel more comfortable showing all these odd angles to myself.

— Brie Larson

Any time I was at Trader Joes, and the person bagging my stuff would be like, ‘Did I go to college with you? How do I know you?’ Then it took awhile, and suddenly people were like, ‘Oh, you are the girl from ‘United States of Tara.’

— Brie Larson

I’m a hometown girl, and my personality at home is the opposite of the performer in me. But then, when I’m home and haven’t done anything for a while, I get really itchy and nervous and weird-feeling.

— Britney Spears

I think I developed language skills to deal with threat. It’s the girl thing to do-you know, instead of pulling out a gun.

— Barbara Kruger

If a really, really pretty girl needs a ride home, I’m your guy.

— Brantley Gilbert

Ever since I began writing my Junie B. Jones series, people have been assuming that the character is based on me when I was a little girl. The fact is, though, that Junie B. and I have very little in common.

— Barbara Park

I’m not trying to be this cool girl. If you’re trying to be something you’re not, it’s slowly going to bite you in the butt.

— Bella Hadid

I don’t want to be that girl who has that same style all the time where the music always sounds exactly the same, and you always know it’s her.

— Bella Thorne

Once upon a time, they thought I was a sweet, wide-eyed boy that was just trying to figure out how to kiss the girl. Lots of comic relief and adolescent yearnings.

— Ben Mendelsohn

I have heard from many readers since ‘The Girl in the Blue Beret’ came out. The story of my airline pilot, former B-17 bomber pilot Marshall Stone, on his search to find the people who helped him during World War II has struck a chord.

— Bobbie Ann Mason

When I was a little girl, I remember carrying my orange UNICEF carton with me as I went Trick-or-Treating.

— Brandy Norwood

I’ve always wanted to be a mom at 23, 24ish, ever since I was a little girl. I’m right on schedule.

— Brandy Norwood

I may see somebody in a club one night and go, Wow, she’s the most attractive girl I’ve seen in a long time. Then I’ll see her the next night and be like, Oh no, I don’t think so.

— Brian Austin Green

I’ve been boxing ever since I was 16. I love surprising people who think a short, blond girl can’t fight! Just because I look a certain way doesn’t mean I’m weak.

— Brittany Snow

With Instagram and Twitter, you’re constantly looking at other people and comparing yourself to them, and it’s just not beneficial. There is always going to be someone skinnier or prettier or with better skin, and that same girl you’re looking at is comparing herself to someone else.

— Brittany Snow

AOL Instant Messenger was a big thing back in the day, where girls would get on it and make fun of me. There was a certain girl, and she wanted to make me feel bad.

— Brittany Snow

I’m really bad at taking compliments, but whenever I get them, I tell myself, ‘Way to go, girl’ and move on.

— Bipasha Basu

I always loved family holidays, and I had this vision and dream as a little girl of having a big family of my own.

— Brooke Burke

I am a city girl I think, at heart.

— Brooke Shields

I have to be honest, I don’t pay as much attention to women’s fashion, but being a sneaker head, I do like it when a girl can rock a nice pair of sneakers. Not every girl can do it. Every girl looks good in heels – that’s a given – but not every girl can look good in fresh kicks.

— Bryan Greenberg

If a fan comes up and it is a middle-aged lady, it is probably from ‘Prime’ if it is a younger girl, it is probably from when I guest-starred on ‘One Tree Hill.’ And if it is, like, a skateboard kid or a hipster kid, I can tell they are ‘How to Make It’ fans.

— Bryan Greenberg

I’m pretty good with talking to girls if I have an introduction, but I’m the worst at trying to go pick up a girl. I’m really bad at breaking the ice. It’s awkward!

— Bryan Greenberg

I drink too much, I smoke too much, I take pills too much, I work too much, I girl around too much, I everything too much.

— Bob Fosse

I do think moms should be given a break, all across the board. And I think that the most important thing is that you’re healthy. After I had my little girl, I wanted to be healthy for her and have a healthy body image so that she hopefully grows up to see that her self worth isn’t defined by how thin she is.

— Busy Philipps

In 2012, a five-year-old girl in Shandong province described to me how ten officials had chased her six-months-pregnant mother through the fields to prevent the birth of the family’s second child, a boy. She died during the procedure.

— Barbara Demick

I really enjoy playing a sex symbol, but it’s not something I feel in real life. I’m much more of a natural girl at home.

— Becki Newton

There’s one scene where I took my t-shirt off. I was wearing a t-shirt and a hoodie, and I took my hoodie off and took my t-shirt off to give to the girl because she got her top dirty or something. It was like, why don’t I just give her my hoodie – that makes no sense whatsoever! I just took off another layer just to take my top off.

— Ben Hardy

When I was younger, I’d be like ‘Would you like to go to dinner’ and the girl would be like ‘Meh.’ But then I was like ‘Do you want to go with me for a drink somewhere?’ and she’d be like ‘Okay.’

— Ben Savage

But, in the end, even a song that’s as politically bland as Blowin in the Wind, you probably wouldn’t get up and sing that now, whereas some of Bob Dylan’s love songs that were contemporary with that, like say Girl from the North Country, you can still get up an play now.

— Billy Bragg

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a civil engineer. No joke. I would come home from school and build bridges out of toothpicks and see how much weight they would hold before falling.

— Bitsie Tulloch

I was nuts about Elvis, like every girl in America.

— Brenda Lee

When I played Imunique on ‘Love That Girl,’ that was on the other side of comedy – loud and out there.

— Bresha Webb

There’s a roller derby girl that goes by that name, ‘Nerd Rage,’ and she named herself after my album.

— Brian Posehn

We’re into Nicole Kidmans, rather than the young girl who just got married in a tracksuit.

— Bruce Oldfield

As a little girl, I was always shy, but in front of the camera I wasn’t.

— Bar Refaeli

I remember actually liking a girl in high school who was kind of an outcast and weird, and people made fun of her. I remember hanging out with her, but I was apprehensive about telling anyone I really liked her.

— Beau Mirchoff

Diary of a Teenage Girl’ was my first American movie. It was my first movie in an American accent. It’s based on a graphic novel, which was written in 2002 by someone called Phoebe Gloeckner. It was turned into a play by Marielle Heller, who then wrote it as a screenplay for Sundance Labs.

— Bel Powley

When I was young, there weren’t any teenage girls I could relate to in film. They were all put in boxes: the virginal good girl, the really sarcastic asexual one. I wanted to do something that represented how I felt then.

— Bel Powley

I never thought about how I didn’t have a cell phone or I’m in 2011. I was just so happy to be able to be a character in the 30s and there are these actresses that I really liked in the 40s, 50s and 60s in American movies that I’ve seen since I was a little girl. But you don’t really think like that when you prepare for a role.

— Berenice Bejo

I’m a pretty aggressive girl in general. So if there’s a boy that I like, you’re going to know how I feel. I just put it out there.

— Betty Who

I’m not fond of any of my films in an intimate way, but Gregory’s Girl would be number 4 on my list.

— Bill Forsyth

I am a Southern girl at heart, so I have a pulled pork sandwich and Key lime pie every day. It’s a problem.

— Billie Lourd

But whatever the Lord throws at me right now, I think I’ve been given more blessings than I ever deserved. If he wants to top it off with anything – boy, girl – I would love either of them.

— Bo Bice

I think America did a great job. I think Carrie Underwood fits the bill of American Idol. She’s a wonderful girl, and she’s gonna have a great career.

— Bo Bice

I think what it means to be an ‘American Girl,’ and what I wrote the song about, is our freedoms. The idea that we as Americans can be what we want to be and say what we want to say and that we take it for granted.

— Bonnie McKee

I was like the good girl, bad girl, there were no grey areas for me.

— Belinda Carlisle

Pitch Perfect 2′ is about the Bellas and what happens to them as they get older. All your favorite characters are coming back. Chrissie Fit was great, and Hailee Steinfeld is such a pro – she fit right in. I had no idea she was 17! She’s the most mature girl ever.

— Ben Platt

Bond girl’ is a bit abstract, what does that mean, you see a girl in a bikini?

— Berenice Marlohe

When you’re suddenly pregnant and no one is standing by your side, even if you’re in your 30s, it’s a hard conversation. I’m a traditional girl, and I believe in marriage, and I just always thought that’s the way I’d be doing this.

— Bridget Moynahan

If you’re a good Amish girl, you’re courting, you have three or four different beaus, and you go out and stay out all night. That’s just their tradition. They date under the covering of night. No one knows who they’re dating or seeing until two weeks before they’re going to be married. It’s how they’ve done it for 300 years.

— Beverly Lewis

I was in line at a store and there was a little girl, she was standing in line next to me and some other girls had come up to me and recognized me from ‘Pretty Little Liars.’ When they walked away, this girl was staring at me, and her eyes got so big, and she started crying. It was, like, the cutest thing.

— Bianca Lawson

When I first meet a girl, I have some questions I go through if I’m interested in her. Like, if she’s a good-looking girl, and I figure out right away that she doesn’t read, that’s a dealbreaker for me.

— Blair Redford

I don’t think you can totally judge a girl based on her circle of friends and loved ones, but I think it’s nice to see where she’s spending her time.

— Blair Redford

You know, I do not think it is necessarily looks, I do not think I am the prettiest girl… Everyone has something that is their asset, some have the hair, some have the cheekbones, others have the lips. But once you know what is your asset, then you should capitalize on it.

— Blu Cantrell

I once threw a water balloon on a girl because I caught her cheating on me. She was kissing my friend and I thought, ‘Oh, this can’t be happening.’ It was bad and I was much older than you think throwing a water balloon. I was 14.

— Breckin Meyer

I was just a little girl watching TV and wanting to be in it. My parents had no idea how to get me there, but here I am as a part of this great cast on the Disney Channel. Truly, if you just want to do this, then you have to commit to it.

— Brenda Song

It took me a long time, not necessarily to come out, but to understand how I was feeling. It wasn’t planned for me to come out with ‘First Girl’ or anything. I just so happened to have met my current girlfriend on the set.

— Brianna Hildebrand

I woke up one morning with this song in my head, and the opening line of the song is, ‘My name was Richard Nixon, only now I’m a girl.’

— Bruce Cockburn

It was extremely difficult to suppress my emotions, because my character in’ A Girl at My Door’ goes through so many infuriating situations. It was a lonely process having to portray someone that acts tough but is deeply hurting inside and is unable to express that.

— Bae Doona

You’d always see a lady or a little girl sitting at a piano. I decided I wanted to play something more unexpected, so that’s when I got interested in learning to play the guitar.

— Barbara Lynn

My mom read French ‘Elle’ when I was a little girl, and so, when I was 15 or 16, I said, ‘I want to work in fashion.’

— Carine Roitfeld

In my 10 years, I never put a girl that was too skinny in French ‘Vogue.’

— Carine Roitfeld

I’m not a Facebook girl. Even though there is a fake Facebook with my name, it’s not me. I’m not on Twitter it’s not me.

— Carine Roitfeld

The hair and makeup is very important in a fashion picture. When I create a look for a girl, it starts with the makeup. Sometimes it takes an entire day to find the look.

— Carine Roitfeld

When I was writing pretty poor poetry, this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on.

— Carl Sandburg

Unfortunately, there’s a lot of confusion today over what is sexy and what is vulgar. It’s horrifying. They say, ‘Oh, that girl is so sexy,’ and she turns around and the dress is four sizes too small. Or she’s wearing so much stuff, you wonder how long it took her to get ready.

— Carolina Herrera

So many people always try to help me carry my luggage and help me do things I can do myself. If I can do it myself, I’m going to do it myself. I’m not going to let other people do it for me, and I think that’s a big part of where I came from. I’m not a real prissy girl.

— Carrie Underwood

I won’t hire someone or date a girl who has not worked in a restaurant, and that’s the honest truth. I don’t think you know how it is until you’ve worked in a restaurant.

— Casey Neistat

For any child, boy or girl, a father is both Jedi and Sith: Obi-Wan Kenobi – gentle and calming and good – and Vader, fierce and terrifying.

— Cass Sunstein

In the same way that so many people read ‘Harry Potter’ and went to see ‘Harry Potter,’ just because a movie is about a kid, doesn’t mean it’s for kids, and just because a movie is about a girl, doesn’t mean it’s for girls.

— Cassandra Clare

I don’t think there’s a date minimum or maximum. I don’t get the whole ‘All right, you’ve got to wait three days to call after the date.’ If I got a number from a girl, I’d call that night. There’s no science to it for me. You just do what it is that you feel like doing.

— Channing Tatum

All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.

— Charlie Chaplin

The whole point of remaining on cable is to remain true to who I am. That’s a bad, bad girl that got a big job.

— Chelsea Handler

I’m insecure about everything, because… I’m never going to look in the mirror and see this blond, blue-eyed girl. That is my idea of what I’d like to look like.

— Cher

I like low-maintenance girls, but at the same time, classy. She needs to take care of herself. But also be a girl who isn’t afraid to get sweaty and play basketball, so it’s cool if she’s a tomboy.

— Chris Brown

I love sneakers on a girl. I don’t know why, but I guess it’s because I’m still a young. I really like just like a girl who has style – a girl who does her own thing, is unique in what she’s wearing and works what she’s got.

— Chris Brown

I’m 18 in this album. I’m not losing fans, and I’m not disrepecting women, but you reach the maturity of taking it to the next level with a girl. It was only necessary for me to have at least one song like that.

— Chris Brown

With dates I like to cater a girl. We do whatever she likes. If she was open to what I wanted to do, it probably wouldn’t be a dull date, because I am a jock.

— Chris Brown

Nothing is worse than a beautiful girl fishing for compliments by saying how gross she is. On the flip side, I find genuine humility and modesty attractive.

— Chris Evans

Every year on my birthday, I start a new playlist titled after my current age so I can keep track of my favorite songs of the year as a sort of musical diary because I am a teenage girl.

— Chris Hardwick

Certain people want to see me solely as a pop act, but there are many different sides to Christina Aguilera besides the pop girl.

— Christina Aguilera

I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl.

— Christina Aguilera

I watched a little girl cover her face up and leave her hands in front of her mouth. I saw that girl after surgery, and she was smiling… that’s a great source of satisfaction.

— Chuck Feeney

My stories always have these twisted happy endings, and the boy always gets the girl.

— Chuck Palahniuk

I just want to be a nice girl from the Midwest – I don’t want to have to act like a heavy to be taken seriously, and I resent that I have to be so pushy and political sometimes just to do my job.

— Cindy Crawford

Being a nice girl from the Mid-West, my inclination is always to give in and say yes because I want people to like me.

— Cindy Crawford

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please, to be a good girl.

— Claire Danes

I get a little jealous of these actor boys. They walk into a club, and in two seconds flat there are swarms of girls who are wanting so badly to touch them or just say hello. That’s not the case with me, or any other girl I know.

— Claire Danes

I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes. Now, to me, everything else just sounds like a lie.

— Conor Oberst

When you’re looking through a magazine, you’d think every single person’s a different person, but every third girl is actually the same girl in a different outfit and makeup.

— Cameron Russell

When I have time, I’ll be a good girl and do my chores.

— Camilla Luddington

For skincare, I’m a Clean and Clear girl. Especially with the humidity in Georgia, Clean and Clear has been pretty good to me with all of the makeup we have to wear. My skin really responds to that product. I’m also a big fan of Kiehl’s under-eye avocado cream.

— Candice Accola

My favorite thing about playing a vampire is the stunts. It’s just a new, fun thing to do. Especially as a girl, being able to be all dolled up in heels and little outfits and be able to kick boys’ butts, I think it’s a really fun, make-believe world to play.

— Candice Accola

Things have changed a lot since the earth was cooling and I was a teenage girl, but the basics of teenage bedrooms have remained the same. Every girl wants a place that they are proud to call their own and where they can express their own individuality.

— Candice Olson

It was good because it helped me get where I’m at today, but then people stereotype and say we don’t want to use her because she’s known as the ‘Wonderbra girl’.

— Caprice Bourret

Even someone who works with me, like this girl who works with me, her name is Sue. She lives with me and holds the fort she takes care of all these little things. She takes care of the money situation, and I would not be able to live without someone like that.

— Caprice Bourret

I made my first million pounds at the age of 26. As a little girl, I said I would retire when I had made my first million. The reality was different. When I did make it, I wanted to make another million, and another, and another after that.

— Caprice Bourret

I have a love-hate relationship with Twitter. There are moments I feel like 99 percent of the people who write stuff are the sweetest people, and then one crazy guy or girl spoils the whole thing.

— Carice van Houten

For so long, I’ve been a little misunderstood as a person. You know, I do have this strut about me. I don’t know if it’s the Jersey girl in me. I like to think of myself as an egg, you know? Hard on the outside but soft on the inside.

— Carli Lloyd

I’ve never been an all-black girl. I like pinks and blues and greens. If you come over to my closet, you’ll be able to find a rainbow of things to wear.

— Carly Rae Jepsen

My dream was always, when I was a little girl, to be number one and to win grand slams as the number one.

— Caroline Wozniacki

When I was 13, I was in my tent at Girl Scout camp, trying to change out of my bathing suit and talking at the same time. I fell out of the tent in front of everyone with my bathing suit around my ankles. I was humiliated – but no amount of humiliation has ever seemed to stop me.

— Casey Wilson

A girl’s got to do what she’s got to do to make somebody pay her a compliment. If that means moaning ’til the cows come home, then so be it.

— Cat Deeley

I was sent to ballet classes when I was a little girl. I wasn’t very good, but it’s that thing where little girls always try ballet, or whatever.

— Cat Deeley

I’ve lived out many of the dreams I had as a little girl, back when I was riding my pony, mucking stalls, feeding cows, aspiring to finally become a professional jockey and racing in stakes races on a worldwide stage.

— Chantal Sutherland

My first date ever, I was kind of nervous, so I was like, ‘I’m going to bring Brady to this walk on the beach with this girl,’ and she was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I have a King Charles Cavalier, too.’ I’m like, ‘Money, perfect, amazing.’

— Charlie Puth

I started making remixes for every specific girl I wanted to date. That’s how I learned how to use Pro Tools, and then I started making my own music.

— Charlie Puth

If a girl sings a sexy song, I actually become even more attracted to them.

— Charlie Puth

Hey, I’m a girl, and we like to play dress-up.

— Charlize Theron

When I see a young girl, I can see why you would be attracted if you were a man. I remember when it was like that for me, too, and it was nice.

— Charlotte Rampling

Well, I was born in Miami, and then I lived for a long time in Tallahassee, and before that, Winter Haven, which is a tiny town in Florida. I was not a city girl.

— Cheryl Hines

Well, when I was a little girl we had 17 cats once. They all lived outside, and they kept having more kittens. My mom made us put little ribbons around each kitten’s neck, put them in a wagon, and go door-to-door around the neighborhood to try to give them away.

— Cheryl Hines

Since I was a young girl, I always wanted to pursue law studies. I would have never imagined that my career would have taken a complete different route.

— Chiara Ferragni

I grew up in Kolkata in a traditional family. We had friends who lived in mansions just like the one in ‘Oleander Girl.’ Growing up, I was fascinated by the old house and the old Bengal lifestyle.

— Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

As I remember my grandfather and those Christmas mornings he gave for a little girl’s pleasure, I know that often a big life starts with doing small things.

— Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

I’m definitely a lash girl. I feel they are my best feature. I have tried lots of mascaras. I was drawn to Lancome Doll Lashes recently. Not only because of the name, but it smells like roses! I usually add a few coats of it for a night out.

— Chloe Sevigny

From when I was a really small girl on, I would pick every fabric, every color on the walls, and I was always redecorating. Like once every couple of months I would redecorate my room. I had a full wall that was all collage – the entire wall – when I was in junior high. And then it would kind of morph with me as I was growing.

— Chloe Sevigny

I was very, very shy as a younger girl, just petrified of people. Tennis helped give me an identity and made me feel like somebody.

— Chris Evert

There was a great deal of peer recognition to be gained in elementary school by being able to draw well. One girl could draw horses so well, she was looked upon as a kind of sorceress.

— Chris Van Allsburg

Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo.

— Chrissy Teigen

Anything I get to wear to the Met Ball is huge. I’m not a fashion girl, so it’s cool to be dolled up and have those diamonds where they send armed guards with you.

— Chrissy Teigen

When I was a little girl – well, like, a teenager – I wanted to be Sam Jackson. I always wanted to be men.

— Christina Ricci

I’m a lazy, lazy girl.

— Christina Ricci

I’m going to do whatever I have to do to help a New Yorker, whether it’s a girl on the street or a tenant in a housing development.

— Christine Quinn

When I was writing ‘You Suck,’ in 2006, I constructed the diction of the book’s narrator, perky Goth girl Abby Normal, from what I read on Goth blog sites.

— Christopher Moore

Jake Johnson wanted to make clear that he was the great American actor, not just the funny guy on ‘New Girl.’

— Colin Trevorrow

When I met Eric Clapton, I was a very young girl. I was 20 years old. And we were linked for a very short time, and then we became friends. And then we lost touch, which I’m really sorry about.

— Carla Bruni

What does kissing really mean to me? To me, if you feel, when you kiss a girl, that certain feeling of all those dolphins, like, swimming through your blood stream, and you get those good tingles inside your stomach, I don’t think there’s any better feeling.

— Corey Haim

The first show I ever played was the International Pop Underground Convention in Olympia, Washington. It was girl night, and I was in Heavens To Betsy. I had just turned 18.

— Corin Tucker

I’ve always been a bit of a daredevil, even as a little girl with a pretty high pain tolerance and things like that.

— Caroline Buchanan

That’s What She Said’ is not Hollywood’s standard picture of women: preternaturally gorgeous, wedding obsessed, boy crazy, fashion focused, sexed up ‘girl’ women. These are real women, comically portrayed, who are trying to wrestle with the very expectations of womanhood that Hollywood movies set up.

— Carrie Preston

Back in 2004, Kellie Overbey handed me her play ‘Girl Talk’ to read. I fell in love with her brutally delicious humor and the fearlessly deft way in which she drew her characters. They jumped off the page and begged me to give them a space in which to stomp around.

— Carrie Preston

I definitely believe in type casting. If you’re a girl with bleach-blonde hair, everyone automatically thinks ‘prom queen, cheerleader.’ It just happens.

— Cassie Scerbo

I was born in New York and raised in South Florida, so I’m an East Coast girl.

— Cassie Scerbo

I’d never really babysat. I feel like I’m Blair, or ‘Gossip Girl.’ A teenager, basically – and now suddenly I’m a mom?

— Cecily von Ziegesar

I avoid the young adult section altogether if possible, although it’s sometimes fun to catch a girl lying on the floor, reading ‘Gossip Girl.’

— Cecily von Ziegesar

Gossip Girl’ came out in rapid succession over two years, so the endings always had to be suspenseful so that you couldn’t wait for the next one.

— Cecily von Ziegesar

My first job was in pantomime I was a chorus girl in ‘Dick Whittington’ at 16. I got the part by ringing the director daily to see if anyone had dropped out, and it paid off eventually, when I was cast as a rat!

— Celia Imrie

I have a really, really great girl in my life right now.

— Chad Michael Murray

You can take the girl out of Vegas, but you can’t take the Vegas out of the girl.

— Charisma Carpenter

Cherish believes that God made her with a special purpose. Like any teenage girl, she has her insecurities, but for the most part she has a real healthy self-esteem.

— Charlene Tilton

My brother Trev went to the Professional Performing Arts School in New York, and he used to do his monologues and stuff and rehearse in our apartment. So I used to hear him all the time doing these things over and over and over. And when I was a little girl, I used to soak up everything – like anything anyone did, I soaked it up.

— Chloe Grace Moretz

I’m an average, everyday girl.

— Chloe Grace Moretz

If it’s just brushstrokes wrestling around, it isn’t much of a picture book, is it? There still has to be a picture. And maybe it needs to be a picture of a dog named Daisy or a little girl riding a bike. So I have to be careful before I get too carried away in the manner itself.

— Chris Raschka

When you think Selena Gomez, you think ‘celebrity.’ But really, she does so many things for me. She’s very caring. Before she goes on stage, she’s a goofy girl. She’s fun-loving and totally lovable, which I say in the most honest way. She’s not even a celebrity to me she’s just a really cool person.

— Christina Grimmie

I’m that girl that’s a hardcore musician and loves to sing and write and play instruments but, at the same time, loves video games, metal music, and just being a goofy person.

— Christina Grimmie

As a young girl, there were the obvious messages about what girls could and couldn’t achieve. And to compound the limitations I felt being leveled upon me, I realized at the age of nine, that I was gay.

— Chely Wright

Usually, I’ll be auditioning for the third lead, and there will be Latina actresses, Indian actresses, African American actresses because it will be like, ‘Let’s check off this box. We have our lead white girl, and we need an ethnic slot.’

— Constance Wu

I definitely think being a young girl, there’s a time where – like when you’re in middle school or when you first start liking boys – you don’t really feel comfortable. You remember that time when you first got your period, or when your boobs started coming in, that you were like, ‘This is weird.’ You have to grow into yourself.

— Camila Cabello

Because I’m a good girl, I tend to fall for the bad boy persona, and it ends up biting me in the butt. They end up not knowing how to treat me, and I end up completely devastated.

— Camila Cabello

Like every girl, we don’t talk about our surgeries.

— Candis Cayne

My first conscious thought of ‘I should be like that and not like this’ was probably at about six, and I was playing with… I have a twin brother, and we were playing with our twin cousins, who are a boy and a girl.

— Candis Cayne

John Paul was the first modern pope to grow up in a secular culture: He attended public schools, danced with girls – indeed, as a teenager he had a crush on a beautiful Jewish girl who fled his hometown just ahead of the arrival of the Germans.

— Carl Bernstein

I’m really a family girl. My mom’s like, ‘As soon as you’re on your own, we’re going to move back to Indiana.’ Well, that might be when I’m 26.

— Carly Schroeder

Coming from the U.K., I can think of so many great songs and musical moments that didn’t require a belter of a voice my favorite singer is Kate Bush and she’s not a belter, or PJ Harvey… I’m definitely more of an alternative girl.

— Carmen Ejogo

Growing up in Niagara Falls, Ontario, I took classes as a young girl and became very serious about ballet, and also performed with a local company, although it wasn’t a professional company.

— Cathy Marie Buchanan

Girls can wear jeans, cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots, ’cause it’s okay to be a boy, but for a boy to look like a girl is degrading.

— Charlotte Gainsbourg

You think that being a girl is degrading, but secretly, you’d love to know what it’s like, wouldn’t you?

— Charlotte Gainsbourg

I’m not interested in just being the hot girl. I’m really goofy, and I love laughing, and that’s such a big part of who I am.

— Charlotte McKinney

I’ve loved Patti LaBelle since I was a little girl. I love her so much because she’s spontaneous. I love Shirley Murdock, Keyshia Cole, Jazmine Sullivan and Tweet and Faith Evans. Faith’s songs got me through a lot.

— CeCe Peniston

I’ve always loved superheroes, and I’m sure every single kid out there is gonna love these superheroes and want to see ‘Shark Boy and Lava Girl’… and the fact that it’s in 3-D.

— Cayden Boyd

Whenever I go out with a girl for a meal, I’m recognised, and I hear, ‘That’s Chad’s girl,’ before anyone even approaches for a picture. I can’t take arrogance and rude behaviour, and I really get a lot of it.

— Chad le Clos

If a girl is smiling and is bringing positive energy and she’s happy, that’s what I notice right away – and her teeth.

— Chandler Parsons

If a girl came up to me and asked me out, that’s a little forward. Guys like it when girls play hard to get!

— Chandler Parsons

Yeah, I think everybody has the crises of questioning themselves at some point or other in their lives. Is this where I should live? The job I should have? The girl I should be dating? Is this the friend I should have?

— Chris Messina

While ‘Visitation Street’ has the markings of a traditional whodunnit mystery – starting with a missing girl, intrigue and many suspicious characters – Pochoda shows her hand early on by fingering a culprit. The book turns, then, into a ‘whydunnit.’

— Claire Cameron

If I had seen a black woman play Juliet as a little girl, my idea of my place in the world would have been totally different.

— Condola Rashad

As an actor I’m part of a long line of character people you can take back to the silent movies. There’s always the little guy who’s the sidekick to the tall, good-looking guy who gets the girl.

— Curtis Armstrong

It’s never that hard for me to imagine what it must feel like to be someone else, whether it’s an American teenage girl or a Japanese octogenarian man.

— Curtis Sittenfeld

Often, when people ask me what I read as a young girl, I lie. Or, I should say, I lie by omission. I tell them about my brilliant fourth-grade teacher, Miss Artis, who assigned us ‘Johnny Tremain’ and ‘Where the Red Fern Grows’ and ‘Tuck Everlasting,’ all books that made an impression on me. And people nod in approval.

— Cristina Henriquez

I didn’t fall into the category of the ‘classic Bond girl.’ I had short hair – and no Bond girl before me ever had. They put me in a wig at the beginning of the film, and then had my character cut her hair to pretend to be someone else. That was to explain why my hair was short.

— Carey Lowell

Hey, once a Bond girl, always a Bond girl. It will always be a big deal – it’s an exclusive club.

— Carey Lowell

I’m not a big Beyonce girl, but I love Rihanna.

— Chelsea Leyland

I realized I was a girl playing with all of these great musicians, but race and gender never did cross my mind, really, until other people started talking about them. They weren’t really an issue for me.

— Cynthia Robinson

In school, I was the quietest girl ever! I had a lot of trouble in school. Kids were mean to me.

— Cher Lloyd

A movie of mine is going to be released in Japan next year. I play a waitress who’s a really regular girl in this movie. The English title isn’t decided yet, but in Japanese it’s I’ll Get on the A Train Sometime.

— Chiaki Kuriyama

I’m the girl next door, not the sex symbol.

— Carla Gallo

I’m told that I look like a nice girl. But, yes, I do a full contact sport, and when people ask what I do, they are a bit surprised when I say, ‘A martial art, a full contact sport.’

— Carmen Marton

I wasn’t a rock ‘n’ roll girl. I said, Neil Young, Neil Young, where do I know that name from?

— Carrie Snodgress

My perfect first date? Maybe a concert or a football game. That would be my ideal first date, but would the girl like it? I don’t know.

— Chace Crawford

I was told I was fat in the modeling world, and a director on a shoot told me I needed to lose weight. The J-Lo booty wasn’t popular then, and I wanted to be the perfect Hollywood girl – tall, blonde and skinny. I couldn’t do the ‘tall’ because I was 5’2, and I couldn’t do the skinny, either.

— Coco Austin

I’m still a, you know, a silly girl… a big kid.

— Coco Lee

Think it is just a matter of… well look how long it took Shawn Colvin to reach the level that she has. Believe me, that girl has done everything except stand behind the cash register at Tower and take the money.

— Christine Lavin

My first kiss was when I was 13. I was so nervous that I was shaking. Unfortunately, the girl I kissed never spoke to me again.

— Conor Maynard

I thought, I hate the thought of a 12, 13 or 14 year-old girl seeing a picture of me and thinking she’ll do what I did.

— Courtney Thorne-Smith

From the time I was a little girl, I’d just always been naturally curious. And I was raised in a family that… would just get really worked up about inequities and unfairness.

— Cheri Bustos

I’ve never asked for special treatment along the way. And I’m never going to hide the fact that I’m a girl, ever. That’s obvious, isn’t it?

— Danica Patrick

A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other… maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever.

— Dave Matthews

I’m getting better now, but I used to be incredibly awkward with girls. I think any guy who says ‘I’ve never had an awkward moment with a girl’ is a liar.

— Daniel Radcliffe

I’m a girl who’s curvy, and I’m Latvian, but I don’t have hips, and I have a tiny waist.

— Debi Mazar

I’ve often liked a girl, made her laugh, and thought she liked me, and then found out that she didn’t like me that way. I’ve definitely done time in the friend zone.

— Demetri Martin

Usually, the fairy tale ends with the girl marrying the prince. But mine started as soon as the marriage was over.

— Diane von Furstenberg

I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman.

— Diane von Furstenberg

I think all races are represented in America much more than in many other places, but it’s also nice to remind people about that ethnic mix. I would like to see more black models and women from different ethnic backgrounds, but I also think that when you are casting, you just choose the most beautiful girl you can find.

— Diane von Furstenberg

I’ve always liked wrinkles. When I was a young girl, I used to make lines on my face with my nails because I loved Jeanne Moreau. I always wanted to be older I always added years to my life. For the longest time, if people thought I was older, I would take it as a compliment.

— Diane von Furstenberg

When I was a little girl, if I didn’t eat my soup, my mother would say, ‘You have to think of all the Chinese children who have nothing to eat.’ But now, for my children, Chinese people make everything, and for my grandchildren, they buy everything.

— Diane von Furstenberg

As a little girl growing up in a small farming town in Michigan, my idols were women like Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth.

— Dita Von Teese

It’s a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I’d be a drag queen.

— Dolly Parton

When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of being a star. I didn’t really know what all that meant. I didn’t know.

— Dolly Parton

I’ve always said, ‘If you need Viagra, you’re probably with the wrong girl.’

— Donald Trump

If I could have gotten my way at an early age, I would have entered the priesthood, but my mother informed me that I could not become a priest because I was a girl. It really was the biggest blow to my ego, because it was my calling. When she told me I’d have to be a nun, I looked at her and said, ‘I’m not following anyone.’

— Donna Brazile

If you’re a girl, you’re always Daddy’s little girl. You’re vulnerable, no matter how worldly or sophisticated or strong you’d become along the way. My dad Lionel let me know how proud he was, even as he kept me from being too big for my britches.

— Donna Brazile

When I was a teeny little girl, I was in dancing school, and I sang.

— Doris Day

I’m tired of being thought of as Miss Goody Two-Shoes… the girl next door, Miss Happy-Go-Lucky.

— Doris Day

You know, when I was a girl, the idea that the British Empire could ever end was absolutely inconceivable. And it just disappeared, like all the other empires.

— Doris Lessing

When I was a girl, the idea that the British Empire could ever end was absolutely inconceivable. And it just disappeared, like all the other empires. You know, when people talk about the British Empire, they always forget that all the European countries had empires.

— Doris Lessing

Right when ‘Liv and Maddie’ had started, there was no roadmap for how to do a show where one girl played two. It’s just not something that is often done, so we had nothing to refer to.

— Dove Cameron

It started in middle school. Once, a group of girls locked me in the janitor’s closet. Another time, a girl spilled chocolate milk down a dress I made. Girls would try to trip me in the hallway.

— Dove Cameron

The ideal girl is driven, working on something other than modeling or being a singer.

— Drake

I don’t want to be stinky poo poo girl, I want to be happy flower child.

— Drew Barrymore

Sadly, people think a guy and a girl can’t be friends without something romantic going on.

— Daisy Ridley

I have always wanted to act ever since I was a little girl. I would put a blanket under my shirt and pretend that I was pregnant. Then, I would go through childbirth.

— Dakota Fanning

I’m the girl that’s on the beach with a hat on, under an umbrella. Like, very shaded. But my weird thing is, I only tan my legs. My whole body’s covered in the shade, and I tan my legs.

— Dakota Fanning

I grew up moving around. I went to seven different schools, so I know what it’s like to be that new girl and have to not only know who you are but also take that into foreign circumstances and know how to respond.

— Debby Ryan

When I was a bachelor with a different girl on my arm every week, people didn’t think I was quite legitimate.

— David H. Koch

The thing is, I grew up in L.A., so I had this unique opportunity to live in both communist Russia and see that life, and then move to America as a young girl and experience a completely different life.

— Dasha Zhukova

I am the youngest of four children – three boys and one girl. I don’t think becoming an actor had anything to do with seeking attention, though. My relationship with my siblings when I was growing up was close and playful.

— David Harewood

My little girl’s in Heaven. She’s my angel, and I can draw from that.

— Daniel Cormier

My great-grandmother grew up in a sod house in Nebraska. When she was a tiny girl – in other words, only four human generations ago – there were still enough wild bison on the Plains that she was afraid lightning storms would spook them and they would trample her home.

— Derrick Jensen

When you’re a guy and meet a girl the first time, you do whatever it takes.

— David Copperfield

In my gym class, we had something called The Pit, this little alcove where we had to sit if we forgot our gym clothes. It was usually just the crippled kid, the pregnant girl, and me. It was pretty awkward, just hanging with all these freaks who didn’t want to show their legs.

— Danny McBride

My name is Dylan simply because my parents did not know before I was born if I would be a boy or a girl, and Dylan was a name that worked in both cases.

— Dylan Penn

I’m always a little innately shy when I first talk to a girl, and I think I always will be! But I think that’s a good thing. You don’t want to lose that.

— Dylan O’Brien

The best gift you can give to a girl is your devotion, not some Louboutins. But buy those if you’re busy, for sure.

— Diplo

When I worked with M.I.A., who was, like, the coolest person back then, she was just a girl I met on the Internet. Or even when I met Azealia Banks on Myspace, I never thought, ‘Oh, she’s cool.’ I just loved what she was doing. So I’ve always been like that. And I think, as a producer, that’s what you’ve gotta do.

— Diplo

Even though I am an actor, by nature I am what you could call a homely girl.

— Divyanka Tripathi

I remember as a little girl going down to the beet fields in the Dakotas and in Nebraska and Wyoming as migrant workers when I was very, very small, like, I was, like, 5 years old, I believe. And I remember going out there, you know, traveling to these states and living in these little tarpaper shacks that they had in Wyoming.

— Dolores Huerta

I’m not a player I’m just a lovely guy, and I can show a girl a good time.

— Douglas Booth

I used to get quite upset that I’d make friends with a guy or a girl and then within the space of three years we’d move and go and live somewhere else, and you’d have to say goodbye to that person.

— Dominic Monaghan

I struggled with self-esteem issues as a young girl, and it was not until my gymnastics career was completed in 2000 that I realized my accomplishments would not have been possible without my type of body, and I finally started to appreciate and celebrate myself.

— Dominique Dawes

I’m never going to be cast as a ‘Bond’ girl. I mean, I could do it and I would love it. But I don’t ooze sexuality.

— Dree Hemingway

When I was a child I liked watching shows about bounty hunters and Canadian Mounties. I liked the ‘Lone Ranger,’ I liked shows where the guy saved the girl from the villain. I just liked those kinds of things and I wanted to be a guy like that, you know, that would save the damsel in distress.

— Duane Chapman

I know there are lots of regional accents in England, but I can’t tell them apart and I’m not really aware of class. I don’t pay any attention to those boundaries. I’m a California girl.

— Danielle de Niese

Norah Jones is a breath of fresh air. Norah Jones can sing and play. She’s got some talent. I was totally ecstatic that that girl got noticed, because she’s wonderful.

— David Crosby

I’m certainly not the first person to be in a relationship with a younger man, but somehow I was plucked out as a bit of a poster girl.

— Demi Moore

When you think of Grimm’s fairy tales, they are deeply, deeply psychological. They’re so powerful, so bloody, and really, really disturbing. Think about five-year-olds reading that stuff. Even ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ is a really freaky story. Grandma is gobbled up by a wolf, and the wolf is going to eat the girl. That’s scary stuff.

— Denis O’Hare

I’m a strange kind of author – I like assignments. I wasn’t clever enough to invent an iconic figure like Salander, but she’s my kind of girl.

— David Lagercrantz

I wonder why it is, that young men are always cautioned against bad girls. Anyone can handle a bad girl. It’s the good girls men should be warned against.

— David Niven

The Danish Girl’ was published in 2000. Then it, too, would disappear, as most books do. It fell out of print almost everywhere. I wrote other books and, as an editor, worked on dozens more. Yet always, Lili stayed with me.

— David Ebershoff

I understood right from the start that every set of library doors were the sort of magic portals that lead to other lands. My God, right within reach there were dinosaurs and planets and presidents and girl detectives!

— Deb Caletti

But I think that I’m just a normal girl, you know.

— Donna Summer

I’m a very girlie girl, but I often find the heroes of my books trying to take over the story. In truth, I enjoy writing the male point of view more than any other.

— Deborah Raney

Right at the beginning, I didn’t know if Miffy was a boy or girl.

— Dick Bruna

Will he get a place for his oldest boy? He can not. His girl? Why, the Chinaman is in her place too!

— Denis Kearney

In modeling, my height was a big challenge to overcome, because I was pretty much the shortest girl on the runway whenever I was doing the catwalk. The clothes didn’t fit and the shoes didn’t fit. It was an issue, but luckily, it didn’t prevent me from working.

— Devon Aoki

I try to gauge whether a girl likes me before I make a move. I would write a page-long note to a girl. If she wrote a whole page back, I knew she liked me, too. If she wrote back like two words, then I figured I’d move on.

— Devon Werkheiser

There is a page in ‘Diary of a Worm’ in which the worm tells his sister that no matter how much time she spends looking in the mirror, her face will always look just like her rear end. Any girl that grew up with brothers can relate to the merciless teasing.

— Doreen Cronin

I had different bands. I played with the Acoustic Warriors for the most part, without girl singers. It was the same kind of sound, acoustic guitar, bass, with violin and sometimes accordion, and the guys would sing, that kind of thing.

— Dan Hicks

About 10 years ago, I took some vocal lessons. I’ll bet that helped. I got a tape of exercises that the girl gave me, which I don’t do anymore, but they were good. And I don’t smoke.

— Dan Hicks

Troy’ is an adaptation of the Trojan War myth in its entirety, not ‘The Iliad’ alone. ‘The Iliad’ begins with the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon over the slave girl Briseis nine years into the war. The equivalent scene occurs halfway through my script.

— David Benioff

They had asked for me because they wanted a younger girl, but Mum asked if she could bring Kylie along because she didn’t want there to be any jealously.

— Dannii Minogue

I dress for a certain type of girl that I like. Women dress for us, they dress to attract us, so we should at least show that gratitude to them, you know what I’m saying?

— Danny Brown

I’d had a relationship with a French girl, a Japanese girl, an American girl, a Filippina and she was there all the time – a Lancashire girl. I thought: ‘It’s a Lancashire girl I was looking for. Why didn’t I realize it?’

— David Thewlis

As a girl, I used to zip myself into a snowsuit, fall into the deepest snowdrift I could find and sweep my arms and legs into the powder, making snow angels that would crumble within minutes of their genesis. Despite their rapid disappearance, something about these frozen, evanescent angels has stayed with me ever since.

— Danielle Trussoni

When I meet a girl I like, I call her the next day. I don’t play that three-day rule. Maybe that’s psycho.

— Daren Kagasoff

When I meet a girl I like, I call her the next day. I don’t play that three-day rule. Maybe that’s psycho. But I usually feel like I should have called her that night!

— Daren Kagasoff

I want a girl who lets me do my own thing, but who is going to be by my side the whole time, because I know I’d be supportive of her. And kissing is a big thing for me! You have to be a good kisser.

— Daren Kagasoff

I was always in trouble for chatting. My school reports all used to say, ‘Donna is a very bright girl, but she must stop talking in class.’ In the end, I made a career out of it.

— Donna Air

I don’t put a girl in a box and clap my hands three times, and she’s gone. I get in the box, and I vanish, and I reappear at the other side of the stage. That way, people don’t think, ‘That’s a great illusion.’ They think, ‘Doug’s a great magician.’

— Doug Henning

When I go to a bar, I don’t go looking for a girl who knows the capital of Maine.

— David Brenner

I’m not a girly girl, never have been. I really admire those who love to frock up.

— Deborah Mailman

I was a shy little girl, nothing like what I am now.

— Debra Wilson

I need a girl who will put me in my place, but I also want to laugh and have a good time.

— Damian McGinty

For me, in a world full of armies of stylists and makeup artists, what I think truly makes a fashion icon is how a girl dresses when she’s off duty and she has to put her own looks together – no small challenge!

— Derek Blasberg

With her first Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ Rooney Mara gave fashion fans a new Gothic-chic muse.

— Derek Blasberg

Turning the heat up on the red carpet while still looking like a lady isn’t as easy as it sounds. Too much va-va-voom, and a girl can look like she just stepped out of ‘Jersey Shore.’ Too little, and she’ll look like a sister wife.

— Derek Blasberg

Honestly, when I was a little girl, I would watch wrestling with my brother, like, all the time. The Ultimate Warrior was my favorite. I used the have the biggest crush on him!

— Dana Davis

Chamalkay’ is an old Guyanese slang word. It means a ‘young mischievous girl.’ It’s not derogatory, but it isn’t over complimentary, either. It was probably a word I just Googled one day, and the song kind of played into the feel of that.

— Dev Hynes

Most everything I do revolves around tae kwon do. That said, I like to be a typical girl and go shopping. I have three nieces and nephews that I like to hang out with. I’m also finishing my last semester at the University of Houston, where I’m majoring in childhood education.

— Diana Lopez

I think it is not easy to impress a girl, especially with the looks that I have. It is quite tough.

— Dhanush

It’s a lot of fun to be able to run around with guns and scream and yell and do the kind of FBI-cop kind of stuff, which is different than what I’ve been doing, which is kind of playing the boy-girl thing. Its always fun to kiss the pretty girl, but sometimes, amazingly, you can get bored with that, too.

— David Sutcliffe

When I was a little girl, I got ‘Time’ magazine every week, and I wanted my face on the cover, but I’ve changed a lot since then.

— Deanna Dunagan

I think that show will go down in history… people will scratch their heads and say ‘How did this ever get on the air?’ I mean, they finally have a planet that’s populated with a black race and then they present them as savage warriors, and the men want the white girl!

— Denise Crosby

When you’re with girl you want to be with, everything’s perfect.

— Diego Boneta

I was just doing bits and pieces of acting in the U.K. I’d been in the film ‘Breaking and Entering’ – Anthony Minghella gave me my start and I miss him dearly. Then I made the trip out to L.A., during one of their pilot seasons, which was when they were developing ‘Gossip Girl,’ and I auditioned, and things came together.

— Ed Westwick

That’s a lovely starting point for me as an actor: the question of what will we – or can we – do with this lot of years with which we’re blessed? More than my other films, ‘The Danish Girl’ is about the gigantic risks involved in being true to one’s self.

— Eddie Redmayne

I hope, then, that every one who sees ‘The Danish Girl’ might be galvanized themselves to lead more authentic lives. How much lovelier would the world be then?

— Eddie Redmayne

Every different director has another language – for instance, Hitchcock does not like any bright color ever, unless the story says ‘there goes the girl in a red dress.’

— Edith Head

All you have to do is say, ‘I’m going home,’ and you’re the most popular girl at the party.

— Elaine Stritch

Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who’s sorry for a gnat or girl?

— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I was a 16-year-old girl at one point, so of course I wrote poetry.

— Elizabeth Edwards

As a girl, you’re supposed to love Sleeping Beauty. I mean, who wants to love Sleeping Beauty when you can be Aladdin?

— Ellen Page

I’d like a male to listen to my music and find it kind of fascinating, what a girl goes through when they get heartbroken or get sad or get hurt by something.

— Ellie Goulding

Gwen Stefani has amazing style. I used to really love Courtney Love, and anything she wore I loved. Or Chloe Sevigny, because I really love that sort of classic look, and I like being girly and flowery, and wearing little D&G dresses. I wear hats a lot, too. I think it goes back to when I was a bit grungy and was a skater girl for a bit.

— Ellie Goulding

When I was a little girl, I loved theater a lot and I was always playing and making my own worlds.

— Emily Ratajkowski

I feel like it’s always about how this girl stays thin, or what one girl is doing to another, and it shouldn’t be that way.

— Emily Ratajkowski

Honestly, I am not a huge beauty girl, so I’m pretty low-maintenance, California.

— Emily Ratajkowski

It is clear I was never the Pretty Girl. I had my two front teeth knocked out when I was 10 and didn’t fix them until I was 19. I have a crooked smile and a nose that looks like it’s been broken 12 times but never has been. My nose was always red, so people called me Rudolph. My whole face is off-center.

— Ellen Barkin

I was with this girl the other night and from the way she was responding to my skillful caresses, you would have sworn that she was conscious from the top of her head to the tag on her toes.

— Emo Philips

Me being a black girl in London, whose mom is first-generation African and whose dad is West Indian, gives me a different view. I’m coming at soul from my own place.

— Estelle

A lot of big whoever producers, they come with a song and they say, ‘Sing this,’ and I’m not that girl.

— Estelle

When I’m performing for the people, I am me, then. I am that little girl who, when she was five years old, used to sing at church. Or I’m that 15-year-old young lady who wanted to be grown and wanted to sing and couldn’t wait to be smokin’ a cigarette, you know?

— Etta James

I’m not a braggart, but when I was a little girl people used to come from all over Hollywood to hear me sing.

— Etta James

There’s nothing to be gained, and much to be lost, in trying to bend every child to match a one-size-fits-all notion of what it means to be a boy or girl of a specific age. Better to set a few parameters and then go with the flow. Call it ‘jazz parenting.’

— Ezekiel Emanuel

It’s not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.

— Euripides

I was a good student, I was good at soccer, I was vice president of the student council, I was a pretty girl.

— Evangeline Lilly

I was a massive Tolkien fan. ‘The Hobbit’ was… my favorite book as a little girl, and the Silvan Elves were my favorite characters in the book.

— Evangeline Lilly

When I was a little girl, I dreamed of being an elf.

— Evangeline Lilly

When I’m not near the girl I love, I love the girl I’m near.

— E. Y. Harburg

There’s a bootleg album that was recorded when I was 14 or 15, a compilation of things live at different clubs. Songs like Girl from Ipanema and Cry Me A River. I don’t know what the title of it is.

— Edgar Winter

I just think that the Victoria’s Secret girl values herself by the way she looks. And that might be linked with being healthy, but that’s all it is, and it sets a negative example to other people.

— Edie Campbell

I’m a straight shooter, a New York City girl. I see things as they are and call them as they are.

— Elisabeth Rohm

I may be the girl next door, but you wouldn’t want to live next to me.

— Elisabeth Shue

I may look like the girl next door, but you wouldn’t want to live next door to me.

— Elisabeth Shue

I don’t like to play characters that are one note, and just the attractive girl in the film.

— Elisha Cuthbert

I played Joseph in ‘Joseph & The Technicolor Dreamcoat,’ which was a bit silly because I am a girl. I wanted to be the narrator, but I had fun with it anyway.

— Eliza Doolittle

I am not afraid of much. I kill all the spiders in my house, and I’m planning to go skydiving. I am into girl power, and I’m very self-sufficient.

— Elizabeth Banks

Tina Fey, a performer and head writer for ‘Saturday Night Live,’ has deftly adapted Rosalind Wiseman’s nonfiction dissection of teenage girl societal interaction, ‘Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence.’

— Elvis Mitchell

It’s easy to play a bad girl: You just do everything you’ve been told not to do, and you don’t have to deal with the consequences, because it’s only acting.

— Eliza Dushku

Most of our models have just walked in off the streets, although I also find them on countless trips to Europe – particularly Scandinavia. I operate by instinct. It’s a process I cannot explain, but the prettiest girl on the block is not always the best model.

— Eileen Ford

I really wanted to do plays since I was a little girl. I wanted to go to Juilliard and to learn, but then I really fell in love with doing film and television along the way.

— Elizabeth Reaser

When I got a lap dance, because I was 17, they had to put a massive pillow between me and the girl when she was grinding me. It was weird, yet pleasurable.

— Emile Hirsch

There are no captions on red-carpet photos that say, ‘This girl trained for two weeks, she went on a juice diet, she has a professional hair and makeup person, and this dress was made for her.’ I just wish they’d say, ‘It ain’t the truth.’

— Emilia Clarke

But it’s cool working with female directors because I’m a girl, so you do relate to them more. You can talk to them about other stuff like clothes and all that.

— Elle Fanning

I did my homework and didn’t go out much, and had a very highly developed kitsch fantasy life where I dreamed of being a dancing girl.

— Emily Mortimer

I love dressing up. It’s the best part of being a girl, I think.

— Emma Roberts

I never ask boys’ opinions on clothes, ever. I really think, unless you think the guy has style, don’t ask. So I only ask my girl friends. I don’t trust guys’ opinions on style!

— Emma Roberts

I have to be honest, I am a true jeans and t-shirt girl.

— Emmanuelle Chriqui

I’m this little Canadian Jewish girl, and I’m living my dream.

— Emmanuelle Chriqui

I don’t know why, but in my career and in my life, I often find myself in situations where I am the only girl among boys.

— Emmanuelle Chriqui

I appreciate humor so much, but I’m actually not a funny girl.

— Emmanuelle Chriqui

Long time ago, I was going to be a New York cop, then got involved with this girl who was into acting, then got bit by the acting bug myself.

— Erik Estrada

I am a Cajun Baby in a Texas girl, an all-American woman and a global goddess.

— Erin Cummings

I’m utterly androgynous, and I truly love it. It’s been part of my identity for so long. I’ve never been that pretty girl, and I wouldn’t want to be.

— Erin O’Connor

When I’m not working, I want to be the version of the person that I was born to be. I was born with curly hair. It fits my personality, and it’s totally who I am. I am rough around the edges, and I am not a polished girl.

— Erin Wasson

I’m still a tomboy at heart. In high school, I was the girl in the baggy jeans and Timberlands, but I was also at the hairdresser’s every week.

— Eve

When I was a girl, there wasn’t anything in Spanish in the movies until you saw it on DVD.

— Eiza Gonzalez

I love working in television, and I’ve been thrilled to be a part of so many wonderful shows. I worked with Lady Gaga on ‘Gossip Girl,’ and the brilliant Felicity Huffman on ‘Desperate Housewives,’ but I think my favorite TV job so far was the pilot I shot for the CW Network this year called ‘Joey Dakota.’

— Erich Bergen

I’m a small-town girl, and it’ll never be beaten out of me.

— Erica Durance

As soon as I had seen Fay Wray and spoken with her for a few minutes, I knew I had found the right girl.

— Erich von Stroheim

At about twelve I just knew, something clicked, and I knew I wanted to be an actor and my parents, to their credit, granted this 12 year old girl a chance to give it a try.

— Erika Christensen

This story’s gonna grab people. It’s about this guy, he’s crazy about this girl, but he likes to wear dresses. Should he tell her? Should he not tell her? He’s torn, Georgie. This is drama.

— Ed Wood

Some praise me because I am a colored girl, and I don’t want that kind of praise. I had rather you would point out my defects, for that will teach me something.

— Edmonia Lewis

I’ve always considered myself a physical person. I don’t call myself a farm girl, but I did spend a lot of years shoveling manure and throwing hay, because I worked to pay most of my riding expenses.

— Eleanor Mondale

I could do whatever I wanted as a girl, whatever my brother did. I could play against the boys and achieve whatever they did.

— Elena Delle Donne

To go from Girl, Interrupted, where I had to cry every day, to a TV show like West Wing where I get to laugh and joke around every day, has been a welcome relief.

— Elisabeth Moss

The striking thing about ‘New Girl’ is that under all the comedy, there’s something about the emotions and reactions that feels very real – much more real than other sitcoms. Like – maybe everybody is sort of laid bare in different ways.

— Elizabeth Meriwether

I love ‘Cheers.’ I didn’t watch it growing up, but I watched it getting ready to do the first season of ‘New Girl.’ It bowls me over every time I see it. The romance, the comedy, the performances – every bit of it is just so compelling.

— Elizabeth Meriwether

People put stock in someone being in a ‘girl group,’ but we don’t say that a band is a ‘man group.’

— Emily Robison

I think I would fan over Beyonce or Adele. Those are my two girl idols, definitely.

— Ella Henderson

I was really heavy growing up, so it was never feeling like the pretty girl, never being popular.

— Elle Varner

As a young girl, I remember singing CeCe Penniston’s ‘Don’t Walk Away.’ It was like my jam.

— Elle Varner

I’m an around-the-way girl. I’m a singer, songwriter. I’m about positivity and spreading a good message and telling the people’s story.

— Elle Varner

I’d like to play with a period piece. Playing a girl next door in 2010 is so different from playing one in 1950, the way you talk, walk, dress, relationships. It’s really fun studying all that.

— Emilie de Ravin

Little girls as children, I think, are expected to behave better. If a boy’s naughty at school, he’s a little bit cheeky and mischievous. If a girl’s naughty, she’s trouble.

— Emily Berrington

I’m the only girl songwriter that fights for a lot of things. I fight for songwriting fees, which record labels want you to shut up about.

— Ester Dean

I was a tomboy as a kid – I was skinny and had cropped hair and was often mistaken for a boy – and up until I was about six, I had my own very fluid ideas of gender in that I believed that, somehow, an individual could choose whether or not s/he wanted to be a boy or a girl.

— Elizabeth Hand

People assume that because I was brought up on Rolling Stones tours, and my father is who he is, I’m some kind of rock-and-roll bad girl.

— Elizabeth Jagger

I was a huge ‘Deadwood’ fan because I’m a huge David Milch fan, so I’ve always wanted to play something like Calamity Jane on ‘Deadwood’ and just be the biggest Western tomboy girl, ever.

— Emily Rose

We say that a girl with her doll anticipates the mother. It is more true, perhaps, that most mothers are still but children with playthings.

— F. H. Bradley

I’m beginning to get pigeonholed as the girl who plays the crazies and weirdoes – and that’s not the entirety of who I am. Hopefully, the whole point of being in this profession is that you change into anyone you want to be.

— Fairuza Balk

I’m a character actress. I’m the girl next door, the aunt, the quirky cousin. You have to innately know who you are and be happy with that.

— Faith Prince

Once I grew from 6’1′ to about 6’6′, by that time I was going into 12th grade, and that’s when I started wanting to play basketball, because, pretty much basketball players always got the girl.

— Eric Williams

The more people pointed at me in scorn the more stubborn I got and when they began calling me the Bad Girl of West Seattle High, I tried to live up to it.

— Frances Farmer

My eyelashes are divas, so they will like a mascara brand one week or for a month, and then they’ll just stop working for it. I go back and forth between Maybelline and Cover Girl, and then I carry around a primer, too.

— Francia Raisa

I know you think that when you’re 35, 45, 55, you’ll be different. But I’m going to let you in on a bit of a secret. You’re going to look different, and your life is going to be different, but in your head you’ll always be that 16-year-old girl.

— Francine Pascal

When I first thought of the idea for ‘Sweet Valley High,’ I loved the idea of high school as microcosm of the real world. And what I really liked was how it moved things on from ‘Sleeping Beauty’-esque romance novels where the girl had to wait for the hero. This would be girl-driven, very different, I decided – and indeed it is.

— Francine Pascal

I have just returned from Arenas and feel very tired. His Excellency loaded me with a thousand honours I have painted his portrait and that of his wife and boy and girl with unexpected success, for other artists had been there previously and not been successful.

— Francisco Goya

There, they tell me to wear the veil. Here, they are telling me to put my hips in a little girl’s skirt, and I am this lovely full woman. You’ve got this Ph.D. and you’re worrying, ‘Am I skinny enough?’

— Fatema Mernissi

Every quirky girl doesn’t have to be the best-friend character. It’s a very limiting and self-fulfilling prophecy. People only write things that will get green-lit, so they write to those stereotypes.

— Felicia Day

Ever since I began to compose, I have remained true to my starting principle: not to write a page because no matter what public, or what pretty girl wanted it to be thus or thus but to write solely as I myself thought best, and as it gave me pleasure.

— Felix Mendelssohn

I’ve learned to be more accepting of myself. I’m 37, not 18, and I’ve got the lines to prove it. I try to remind myself that a girl can have it all, just not all at once.

— Fergie

How can you go wrong with two people in love? If a good boy loves a good girl, good. If a good boy loves another good boy, good. And if a good girl loves the goodness in good boys and good girls, then all you have is more goodness, and goodness has nothing to do with sexual orientation.

— Fiona Apple

I’m a choir girl gone horribly, desperately wrong.

— Florence Welch

But it is only through constant, faithful endeavor by the girl herself that the goal eventually is reached.

— Florenz Ziegfeld

I’m a Reuben kinda girl, but I’ll take a BLT with avocado in a red hot minute if it comes on ciabatta.

— Gail Carriger

I am very old-fashioned about marriage. It is for life and I mean it. I always knew that when I met the right girl, the life I had before – being single, in a band, girls everywhere – would be over.

— Gary Numan

My first fight. I fought a girl that was a little bit heavier, a little bit more experienced and I was petrified because I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. And I did really well against her and nobody believed it was my first fight.

— Gina Carano

I eat as much as the next girl, but I work my butt of in the gym every morning! The key is moderation. I splurge on the weekend. A big bowl of pasta and a delicious slice of cake for dessert are my favorites.

— Giuliana Rancic

My mother was a star-struck girl from a little town in Arkansas who had gone to finishing school in New York, and whose mother had given her anything she ever wanted.

— George Hamilton

I’m a Southern girl, and I like to put a good face on everything.

— Geneva Carr

I wanted to do a comedy. I’d been actively looking for a comedy. I wanted to do one that was different. Nothing against them, but I wasn’t interested in just your normal sitcom, boy meets girl.

— Geoff Stults

I’ve always made my own clothes since I was a little girl. I was a terrible sewer, but I was always cutting and customising.

— Geri Halliwell

I have four kids three girls and a boy. The oldest girl is 13, and has her own social life now, so there’s a bit of begrudging cooperation there. It’s tough.

— Gregory Harrison

When a couple has a strong preference for a baby boy or girl, who is injured by allowing them to choose? Certainly not the child.

— Gregory Stock

What we wanted to do was tell a story that felt relatable to anyone who’s been a teenager. We haven’t all been a second-generation Pakistani-American girl with superpowers, but we’ve all been 16 and awkward.

— G. Willow Wilson

Being an actress wasn’t a plan at all, so what’s happened to me is very strange. Life isn’t very normal, even though I’m still very much a normal girl. I ride the subway, I ride the bus, and all of that.

— Gabourey Sidibe

I started riding the whole ‘fluffy’ train, and it’s a cute word and socially a lot more acceptable than someone saying is fat or obese. If you call a girl ‘fat,’ yo, she’ll raise hell, but if you say, ‘Aw girl, look at you, you’re fluffy,’ there’s almost a sexy appeal to it.

— Gabriel Iglesias

A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded pistol on your coffee table – There’s nothing wrong with them, but it’s hard to stop thinking about it.

— Garrison Keillor

I don’t go on that many dates, because the truth is, anytime you go out in public with a girl when you’re well-known, there are pictures of you everywhere, and it’s like you’re a thing.

— George Clooney

You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man’s form of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl.

— George Eliot

Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test.

— Gene Tierney

Throughout my career, I was to be cast as a frontier girl, an aristocrat, an Arabian, a Eurasian, a Polynesian, and a Chinese.

— Gene Tierney

We all grew up on movies with scenes where the actor is lying, and you know he’s lying, but he wants to make sure you know it’s a lie, and so he overacts and all but winks at you, and everybody in the world except for the girl he’s talking to knows he’s lying.

— Gene Wilder

I know many married men, I even know a few happily married men, but I don’t know one who wouldn’t fall down the first open coal hole running after the first pretty girl who gave him a wink.

— George Jean Nathan

So long as there is one pretty girl left on the stage, the professional undertakers may hold up their burial of the theater.

— George Jean Nathan

If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office.

— George Lucas

The press seemed to take some delight that I previously had a ‘straight audience,’ and set about trying to destroy that. And I think some men were frustrated that their girlfriends wouldn’t let go of the idea that George Michael just hadn’t found the ‘right girl.’

— George Michael

I’m always tan and blonde and don’t really fit into New York. I’m a California girl, even if I try and cover it up with leather.

— Gigi Hadid

I think it’s great for my boys to have a girl in the house, just to understand at least a little bit about what makes a woman tick – not that I can certainly figure that out, because I can’t.

— Gisele Bundchen

I hadn’t done a photo cover in a while, and I decided to do a take on the ‘Pin Ups’ cover, but do it in skull face and have the girl in skull face. People seem to dig it.

— Glenn Danzig

My mum had a very strong moral code, which I kind of came with. I never really had to be told what was right or wrong – I knew. I was very mature from early on and I was a very good girl, so she never had any trouble with me.

— Gloria Estefan

In recent generations, women’s sports have been a blessing. Some of us can remember the bad old days in the ’50s, when we would discover in casual schoolyard play that a girl could outrun most of us or hold her own in basketball or hit a softball – but there were no teams, no coaches, for girls.

— George Vecsey

Many times, working is kind of like channeling, and I really don’t know what’s going to fall on the page. I just did this image of a fat girl and put her on a tiny mountain peak of grass that she’s walking over. It just amused me.

— Gloria Vanderbilt

I’m kind of the model that everyone thought would always be the Guess, ‘Sports Illustrated’ girl. Then, when I started to do high fashion stuff… people were like, ‘Oh, so we can have a girl with, like, thighs and a butt in a Tom Ford campaign. Cool.’

— Gigi Hadid

In California, I’m more of a beach chick, and I kind of take on a model city girl when I’m in New York.

— Gigi Hadid

I had kissed a girl in the second season of ‘Community,’ but that was my first time kissing a girl ever, and I was so nervous, I almost knocked Brit Marling’s teeth out.

— Gillian Jacobs

I had been making films for almost ten years, and the head men at RKO thought of me only in terms of musicals. I found no fault with that, except I just couldn’t stand being typed or pigeonholed as only a singing and dancing girl. I wanted to extend my range.

— Ginger Rogers

People have a perception of me because of Victoria’s Secret that I’m sexy, but I’m not a sexy girl. I’m very tomboyish.

— Gisele Bundchen

There’s something scary, knowing that in Florida, someone can pick you up in a car and drive you to 50 states. Back home, it’s like, ‘Girl, you’re 15 minutes away.’

— Grace Gealey

I was the only black girl at my junior high school. I had an afro, a Jamaican accent, I looked really old.

— Grace Jones

It’s kind of like I’m Phil Spector, and I’m forcing a young girl to make pop music and perform exhaustively. Except, instead of it being someone else, that girl is also me.

— Grimes

I’m not good at being, like, a sexy girl.

— Grimes

People go to restaurants for so many different reasons. To court a girl, to make some deal. Maybe to talk to some lawyer about how to get an alimony settlement better than they got last week.

— Gay Talese

There is a general notion that playing a bubbly girl is undemanding and less challenging. But that’s not the case. You need oodles of energy to bring out the spirit of a lively character. Besides, no two bubbly girls are the same. Every character I have played is different from the other. I love being chosen for such lively roles.

— Genelia D’Souza

You know, I was chubby when I was a little girl. And I have all those issues everyone else has. But I try not to. And I’ve learned over the years that it’s such a waste of time. And people like me whether I’m a little bit fatter or not.

— Gwen Stefani

I wouldn’t say I’m a mummy’s girl, but I have grown to have a tremendous appreciation of her as a woman. I was very much a daddy’s girl.

— Gwyneth Paltrow

My playground was the theatre. I’d sit and watch my mother pretend for a living. As a young girl, that’s pretty seductive.

— Gwyneth Paltrow

When I graduated from Santa Monica High in 1927, I was voted the girl most likely to succeed. I didn’t realize it would take so long.

— Gloria Stuart

I wanted to be a theater actress, but I thought it would be easier to get to New York and the theater if I had a name than if I just walked the streets as a little girl from California.

— Gloria Stuart

There’s an expression in Persian, ‘to play with the lion’s tail.’ I wasn’t what Iranian society wanted me to be – a good girl. I played with the lion’s tail.

— Golshifteh Farahani

I saw Aerosmith, and I was like, ‘Wow, you can dress like a girl and still get girls? Hand me a scarf!’

— Greg Behrendt

My first heartbreak was extreme. I went to Australia for 10 months when I was at school and told the girl I was madly in love with not to come out to see me – and of course, when I came back, she met me at the airport to tell me she’d met someone else.

— Greg Wise

My daughter is a redneck woman, she’s a redneck girl.

— Gretchen Wilson

If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.

— H. L. Mencken

What’s the worst that can happen? If it doesn’t do well I can put on my big girl panties, deal with it and move on.

— Halle Berry

I’m not the girl for super high fashion because I don’t have the right body. When I want to get dressed up, I’m a Roberto Cavalli girl.

— Halle Berry

So many people are concerned with being the perfect ‘something.’ Whether it’s the perfect singer, the perfect sexy girl, or the perfect feminist. I don’t want to be the perfect anything.

— Halsey

I don’t want to be ‘Halsey: America’s Sweetheart,’ or ‘Halsey: Bad Girl.’ If you can sum up my career in a clickbait headline, I’ve done something wrong.

— Halsey

When you’re a teenage girl, a lot of being pretty has to do with your hair.

— Halsey

As a girl growing up in Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and then India, the idea of cracking the industry in America seemed crazy. So thankfully, the way I was raised was to be an open person.

— Hannah Simone

Fusion fashion – that’s what I’m inspired by, taking all these different cultures and then trying to put it together that a girl here would love to wear.

— Hannah Simone

One time, a girl dropped her phone in my pocket and I found it and was like, ‘There you go.’ And she said, ‘If you’d had my phone, you’d have had to meet up with me to give it back.’

— Harry Styles

It’s odd, that’s why I don’t like telling people I played field hockey. It’s real big in Australia for guys. But I say I played in America, and everybody goes, ‘Oh, you girl!’

— Heath Ledger

I always wanted to be the pretty girl, but I thought I wasn’t. When I started acting and getting pretty girl roles, I felt like I was just pretending, and nobody saw I was just this big nerd.

— Heather Graham

I am a bit of a Valley girl, so I say ‘you know’ and ‘like’ too much.

— Heather Graham

Let any pretty girl announce a divorce in Hollywood and the wolves come running. Fresh meat for the beast, and they are always hungry.

— Hedy Lamarr

I think women are concerned too much with their clothes. Men don’t really care that much about women’s clothes. If they like a girl, chances are they’ll like her clothes.

— Hedy Lamarr

Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her – when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?

— Helen Rowland

When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of many men for the inattention of one.

— Helen Rowland

If I have an hour in a city, I go to vintage stores first because it’s so much cooler to find a piece that is unique. I love the thought of some girl having worn it before and living her life in it.

— Helena Christensen

There was a girl knocking on my hotel room door all night! Finally, I let her out.

— Henny Youngman

More than 30 years ago, in Washington, D.C., I secured a copy of a single by a Los Angeles band called The Bags. The two-song 7-inch, released on Dangerhouse, had a girl on the cover who looked right at you with huge eyes. The songs, ‘Survive’ and ‘Babylonian Gorgon,’ were great and made many of my mix tapes.

— Henry Rollins

I have been writing songs and poems since I was a little girl. I started writing short scripts, which evolved into the idea for a book.

— Hilary Duff

I really like all of the characters in ‘The Secret History’ by Donna Tartt, especially Camilla, the one girl. I find her fascinating.

— Hannah Murray

It’s hard because I seek out strong female roles. I turn down a lot of stuff, not because it’s not good, but because I don’t want to play certain types of characters. I don’t like to just play the pretty girl.

— Gina Holden

There have been reports of many child marriages taking place in the Malabar region in Kerala, especially among the Muslim community. However, under Muslim Personal Law, a girl can be married once she attains puberty, and hence we cannot say that such marriages are not valid.

— Girija Vyas

When you’re a big girl like me, you want someone who makes you feel diminutive. I think fat guys are sexy.

— Hoda Kotb

I don’t have a girlfriend. I don’t know if I have a type, but I really like girls who are driven. I really care about music, so I like it when a girl really cares about something too. Whatever it is they are into, I’ll be their biggest fan.

— Hunter Hayes

My father was never around. But I glorified my father, and I was always daddy’s little girl. He was my first soccer coach.

— Hope Solo

The idea of revenge coming from a 14-year-old girl isn’t, you know, exactly right.

— Hailee Steinfeld

The shooting of the guns, that was kind of funny, because rolling a cigarette and shooting a gun aren’t like normal things for a 13-year old girl!

— Hailee Steinfeld

Girl, Interrupted’ is one of my favorite movies.

— Halston Sage

I’m 20 years old, and I still love love. I hope I’m sweet. Just your everyday girl.

— Halston Sage

Straight sized boards are models size 0-6. Plus size boards are models starting at a 10. If a size 8 girl was 5′ 11 and curvy, she’d be on the plus sized board, because there’s nothing in between.

— Hayley Hasselhoff

An Australian girl size 12 and a Swedish girl size 12 are completely different, just because of the way they’re formed. It’s becoming this worldwide movement because people are getting it. We all have two different parents we’re not supposed to look the same. It’s ridiculous.

— Hayley Hasselhoff

I loved the idea of how all these guys always are stealing other guys’ girls and I was like, ‘There’s no female anthem for a girl stealing another guy’s girl,’ and that is the coolest thing ever.

— Hayley Kiyoko

When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up, with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body.

— Heather Locklear

Appallingly, I hadn’t thought about it one jot. I never daydreamed as a little girl of getting married and having children. I was as surprised to discover I was getting married as I was to discover I was up the duff.

— Helen McCrory

We know that if you educate a girl, as the saying goes, you educate a nation. That girl will get married later, she will have fewer children, she’s more likely to earn an income, and that income is more likely to be plowed back into the family so that the family benefits.

— Helene D. Gayle

The whole series is black-and-white, so when I went to shoot one of the women I only had black-and-white film with me. She had reddish hair and was a very pretty girl, a nice girl.

— Helmut Newton

I did find a wonderful girl last year, but the photographs that we did were more about motorcars.

— Helmut Newton

For me, college wasn’t a breeze. I had 8 o’clock classes, I worked from 3 to 11 at the Settlement House. On weekends, if Northwestern Bell needed me, I’d troubleshoot for them, and I had a steady girl. God!

— Henry Fonda

If I had to name one thing that probably causes more conflict within the band, it’s probably the fact that I’m the girl, and it takes much longer with hair and makeup and wardrobe. But they’ve gotten used to it. It’s one of those things I think they realize that when they say she’ll be ready in 10 minutes, it normally means 15 or 20.

— Hillary Scott

I’m kind of old-fashioned, so I think the guy should always be the one to call. The girl just answers… Or doesn’t answer.

— Hillary Scott

Guys are really easy to get along with. It’s a lot better than being on the bus with eight girls. But the worst part is being the only girl, because there’s some days where you just wanna watch a chick flick.

— Hillary Scott

I’ve got a massive actor girl crush on Carey Mulligan, so I’d love to be buddies with her. She just oozes this joyful, natural innocence and always brings a nice emotional depth to her character.

— Holliday Grainger

One girl was helped from my appearance on the show, and I swore I would not keep quiet again. When you talk about things that are embarrassing or devastating, obviously you can help people when you do.

— Hunter Tylo

When I was a little girl in Savannah playing, there were never enough hours in the day or holes on the golf course. I just loved the game so much.

— Hollis Stacy

I’m lucky because I had blonde hair for a while for this TV show I was doing – they had me dye my hair blonde – and every audition I was going out for was bleach blonde. The mean girl, the pretty girlfriend, and the dumb cheerleader.

— Haley Lu Richardson

Every girl has days when she doesn’t like her appearance, but it’s when you feel happy in yourself that you look good.

— Hannah Tointon

I see the Calvin Klein girl as strong, fun, and confident.

— Hanneli Mustaparta

I didn’t realize that pretending to be this ‘Hills Heidi,’ this spoiled rich girl who I wasn’t, would almost destroy me.

— Heidi Montag

I thought I was investing in myself and my brand, like Kim Kardashian. When she buys these clothes, she’s investing in herself, because she is a big brand and is likable. I thought I had that potential. My ego got too big. To think I could be someone like that when I was the most hated girl ever.

— Heidi Montag

For young girls, whom I meet a lot when I travel around the country, it will be a big thing. It will really show them that there’s no post in Denmark that a girl can’t aspire to.

— Helle Thorning-Schmidt

My second marriage was to a girl I met in Manchester, kept a long-distance relationship going for two years, then we got married… disaster.

— Ian McShane

I can write with absolutely perfect penmanship with my feet. If I broke both my arms, I could still write a girl a love letter using just my toes.

— Ian Somerhalder

I don’t care how hot a girl is – if she doesn’t like animals, it would be a major, major problem.

— Ian Somerhalder

I’ve done movies for certain reasons I did ‘Anaconda’ because the black man lives. Simple. The black man isn’t dead in the first three pages, like Jurassic Park. It’s like, ‘The black man kills the snake with a Latino girl? Damn! I got to do this.’

— Ice Cube

I’m just disillusioned with the hip-hop sound right now. It’s too materialistic. You know, I’m the kind of guy … I can’t do that. If you track my movement, you’ll never see a picture of me with any girl that wasn’t mine, or my own car. My jewelry, my clothes. What kind of gangsta rapper has a stylist? A stylist?!

— Ice T

I always like to sing barefoot, but when I first started doing these dates with the symphonies, I of course thought I should clean up my act, being a Jewish girl from Long Island with a little bit of a trucker mouth. So I wore a gown and some high heels.

— Idina Menzel

One of my closest friends was a half-black, half-Jewish girl. Another good friend had a shaved head… but I was also friends with jocks. I was a ‘floater,’ I guess you could say.

— Imran Amed

I just write characters, and somehow they happen to be a boy and a girl. When the story is put together, and their characters interwoven, they do end up together somehow.

— Imtiaz Ali

Ballyhoo is for your classic girl, who is fun and fearless. This is for the girl who is not afraid to dress fun.

— India de Beaufort

All I want are high heels, high heels. If I was a girl, I’d wear a lot of high heels. High, stiletto heels.

— Isaac Mizrahi

I don’t have a sweet tooth, normally I’m a salty-savory girl. But when I’m pregnant, almost as a ritual, at 4 o’clock, I’ll have cookies-and-cream ice cream!

— Ivanka Trump

I collect crystals and gemstones, and I’ve been collecting them since I was a little girl. They give me positive energy and strength. They make me feel connected to the earth. I cherish them.

— Isabel Lucas

I was born with a love of animals, the same way I was born with brown hair. When I was a little girl in Rome, I always had pets, which I adored.

— Isabella Rossellini

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved animals and been fascinated with them.

— Isabella Rossellini

I always dreamed when I was a little girl interested in animals that I would go live in Africa. Then I found out that you can look in your backyard, and you can do your own safari.

— Isabella Rossellini

I was the good Bond girl, but I wanted to have the dresses and the high heels. I wanted the funky, sexy name.

— Izabella Scorupco

There was the time I bought three cars in the span of three or four weeks. It was crazy it wasn’t greedy. It was mine, my girl’s, my mom’s. I got Benzes for my ladies. But I felt crazy. You have to understand I come from a world where we’re very modest. But that’s not greedy. That’s nice, right?

— J. Cole

When a girl finally texts me back, that ding on the phone is like an angel singing.

— Isaiah Mustafa

If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she’s late? Nobody.

— J. D. Salinger

If you have twenty guys in the room and you just bring in one girl, you change the entire mood and everyone plays different.

— Jack White

I would love ‘Awkward Black Girl’ to be on television, with the right team of people who understand and get it. If ‘Awkward Black Girl’ could make it to HBO starring a dark-skinned black girl, that would be revolutionary.

— Issa Rae

Growing up as a young black girl in Potomac, Maryland was easy. I had a Rainbow Coalition of friends of all ethnicities, and we would carelessly skip around our elementary school like the powerless version of Captain Planet’s Planeteers.

— Issa Rae

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.

— Jane Austen

Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then.

— Jane Austen

My mother always used to say, ‘Well, if you had been born a little girl growing up in Egypt, you would go to church or go to worship Allah, but surely if those people are worshipping a God, it must be the same God’ – that’s what she always said. The same God with different names.

— Jane Goodall

Guess what, I might be the first hippie pinup girl.

— Janis Joplin

I was just always the girl that people would come and talk to about their problems, and I still am.

— Jennifer Aniston

I went into a McDonald’s yesterday and said, ‘I’d like some fries.’ The girl at the counter said, ‘Would you like some fries with that?’

— Jay Leno

I try to make music with emotion and integrity. And authenticity. You can feel when something’s authentic, and you can feel when it’s not: you know when someone’s trying to make the club record, or trying to make the girl record, or trying to make the thug record. It’s none of that. It’s just my emotions.

— Jay-Z

I try to not be too hard on myself regarding my diet. I’ve always been a workout-to-eat kind of a girl. I like to eat, to say the least.

— Jennie Finch

Everything starts with writing. I heard Nikki Giovanni and was blown away. I just thought ‘wow’ she was writing from a black girl’s perspective, and the imagery was so vivid that I started doing spoken word.

— Jill Scott

I’m a girl who enjoys a great meal with great friends, so I’m not really that concerned about weight loss.

— Jill Scott

I’m the girl that waits for the director to say, ‘I like that,’ or ‘Can you boost it up?,’ or ‘Can you pull it down?’ I’m that kind of actor. I started in theater, so that’s the feedback that I’m accustomed to. It’s the feedback that I really thrive off of.

— Jill Scott

When you get a jean for a larger girl, you have to have them tailored for you. Tailoring is indeed everything.

— Jill Scott

I wrote stories from the time I was a little girl, but I didn’t want to be a writer. I wanted to be an actress. I didn’t realize then that it’s the same impulse. It’s make-believe. It’s performance.

— Joan Didion

I was not an attractive child. When I didn’t use my Girl Scouts uniform as a uniform, I used it as a tent.

— Joan Rivers

I had a friend who was a plastic surgeon, so he would do little things. I never had, like, a full thing. So I would go in maybe once every two or three years, and he’d do a little here, a little there tweak you, like you tweak your car. Then I became the plastic surgery poster girl.

— Joan Rivers

My fear is that I go up to the girl of my dreams and say ‘I’m sorry, but I’ve got to say hello to you,’ and she slides the stool back and gets up and walks away, saying, ‘Not for me, Bub. I don’t want anything to do with you.’

— John Mayer

When I can focus on something like guitar or painting, I do. I started painting people I admire, like Kerouac, Bob Dylan, Nelson Algren, Marlon Brando, Patti Smith, my girl, my kids.

— Johnny Depp

Simplicity – that’s what I want. It’s been a rare commodity for me for a number of years, but I enjoy being able to hang out with my girl, read the newspaper, and sit back and start to read a book by someone I admire, like Lawrence Krauss or Christopher Hitchens. And that’s it – simplicity, where the game of Hollywood doesn’t exist.

— Johnny Depp

After I had done the first ‘Pirates’ movie and ‘Secret Window,’ I went on vacation to escape with my kiddies and my girl, and someone said that there was an island down the road for sale. I said, ‘Oh well, let’s go see it.’ I looked at it, I walked on it, and I was done. It had to be.

— Johnny Depp

My style of songwriting is influenced by cinema. I’m a frustrated filmmaker. A fan once said to me, ‘Girl, you make me see pictures in my head!’ and I took that as a great compliment. That’s exactly my intention.

— Joni Mitchell

As a girl, I love the joy, luxury, and effortlessness of experiencing a pedicure on the go.

— Jacqueline Fernandez

I have a great T-shirt that I received at the New Jersey Hall of Fame when I was inducted. It says – it makes me choke up – it says, ‘I’m a Jersey tomato’… I am. I am a Jersey girl and proud of it.

— Judy Blume

I might get some more animals or something, but I’m done with the kids. I got a boy, I got a girl, and I got an older boy. I’m straight.

— Jada Pinkett Smith

People talk about this Julia Roberts almost like it’s a cup of Pepsi. People think Julia Roberts is something they created. The fact is, 26 years ago, there was this scrunched-up little pink baby named Julia Roberts. I am a girl, like anybody else.

— Julia Roberts

Not trying to be arrogant, but if I walked down the street and a girl saw me, she might take a look back because maybe I’m good-looking, right?

— Justin Bieber

Yes, ‘Black Girl/White Girl’ might be described as a ‘coming-of-age’ novel, at least for the survivor Genna. It is also intended as a comment on race relations in America more generally: we are ‘roommates’ with one another, but how well do we know one another?

— Joyce Carol Oates

Primarily, ‘Black Girl/White Girl’ is the story of two very different, yet somehow ‘fated’ girls for Genna, her ‘friendship’ with Minette is the most haunting of her life, though it is one-sided and ends in tragedy.

— Joyce Carol Oates

As a farm girl, even when I was quite young, I had my ‘farm chores’ – but I had time also to be alone, to explore the fields, woods and creek side. And to read.

— Joyce Carol Oates

I once dated a weather girl, we talked up a storm.

— Jay London

I’m into a casual-dressing girl: blue jeans and a tank top is super sexy. But the sexiest thing on a girl – when I see it I’m like, oh my God – is these little tight boxers. Don’t get me wrong, g-strings are fine, but those cover a little, to where it’s just enough.

— Jensen Ackles

There are just certain things that turn my head. It may be a girl’s sense of humor, it may be her wit, or her belief system it could be a lot of different things.

— Jensen Ackles

I was in preschool and a girl actually kissed me on the cheek. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what it meant, so I instantly grabbed her face and kissed her on the lips. And, then I got suspended.

— Jensen Ackles

The worst gift that I ever gave a girl was a suitcase for Christmas. As in, ‘I can’t think of anything to give you, but here’s a new suitcase.’ Afterward, I was like, ‘What were you thinking, idiot?’

— Jensen Ackles

Like every girl, I felt amazing pressure to look like the popular girls, but no one told me the popular girls were all air brushed in magazines.

— Jewel

I never go outside unless I look like Joan Crawford the movie star. If you want to see the girl next door, go next door.

— Joan Crawford

I’d been a Bond girl and in Dracula films and ‘Coronation Street,’ but I was always hunting for work. After ‘The New Avengers,’ I never had to wait for work again.

— Joanna Lumley

The person that was closest to me growing up was my sister, who died at 19. She was an incredibly powerful girl, deeply committed to art and literature.

— Jim Harrison

My wife is the kind of girl who will not go anywhere without her mother, and her mother will go anywhere.

— John Barrymore

I remember once acting really cool on a bus with this girl named Stephanie. When I got home, I realized that I had a really big zit on my forehead. If you have acne problems, you really shouldn’t be acting like Don Juan.

— John Cusack

For me, ‘I Am Woman’ is all about transition. I turned 21 in December, so I’m not completely grown up yet but I’m not a little girl anymore. Just in that in-between stage. The song is everything I have ever heard a woman say. I loved this song for me and every young lady, girl and woman to be able to feel empowered in being female.

— Jordin Sparks

That’s something I learned from both my stepdad and my grandfather – that there is a thing called chivalry, and it doesn’t have to die with the birth of the Internet. The way I see it, if you’re asking a girl out on a date, it’s only right to do it in a way that she can hear your voice.

— Justin Timberlake

Every relationship I’ve been in, I’ve overwhelmed the girl. They just can’t handle all the love.

— Justin Timberlake

I want a girl who’s passionate, driven – a girl who believes in herself.

— J. J. Watt

My full name’s Jonathan Kimble, but my parents didn’t want to call me either. So for a while, I went by Kim, which is a name for a girl or a Korean person.

— J. K. Simmons

I know the bestseller ‘Gone Girl’ doesn’t need an ounce of support from me, but that book was as sharp and witty as they come.

— Jami Attenberg

I’m kind of a ‘Fix-It Felix’ video girl. I like the simpler, sweeter kind of games.

— Jane Lynch

I’ve been many people. I’ve been the skinny girl. I’ve been the fat girl. Because I’ve become a character actress, I sort of fell victim to ‘Well, I don’t have to look good anymore.’

— Jennifer Coolidge

I used to sing in the church choir. People would say it was unusual for such a small girl to have such a big voice. They would say, ‘She sounds like she’s grown.’

— Jennifer Hudson

I didn’t even know I was considered plus-size until I was on the red carpet here in L.A. one day and a lady said, ‘How do you feel about being a plus-sized girl in Hollywood?’ I was like, ‘What’s she talking about?’

— Jennifer Hudson

If someone’s lying about something small, you don’t know what else they’re lying about. I’m a big girl, I can handle the truth – even if it’s not good news.

— Jennifer Morrison

Sometimes people come to my shows and think I’m a Christian artist, and they put their hands up in the air, like they do. But first of all, I’m a Jewish girl from the Valley, and I’m from Los Angeles. It’s funny to be misinterpreted.

— Jenny Lewis

It can be hard for the cute girl. I was blond, cute, broke. I was beat up. I was thrown inside lockers. I was burned with cigarettes. My hair was lit on fire.

— Jenny McCarthy

I’m essentially a jeans girl, and I dress them up or down with accessories. For me, it’s ultimately about a great pair of shoes.

— Jessalyn Gilsig

Since I’ve become a mom, I’m more about comfort and simplicity. I’m essentially a jeans girl, and I dress them up or down with accessories.

— Jessalyn Gilsig

It’s much more fun to be the person who comes into the room and lights the match. I get to be the force, the girl who always says or does something completely outrageous, and leaves everyone thinking, ‘What was that?’

— Jessalyn Gilsig

As a kid, I wasn’t sure that I would ever get married – I was not the kind of little girl who played at being a bride.

— Jessica Valenti

I might put a nicer pair of heels on and a cooler outfit, but I’m still that naughty girl who likes a slice of cheesecake on my day off.

— Jessie J

I’m a very lazy, stay-at-home kind of girl.

— Jerry Hall

I won’t lie – when you’re first bringing out music and you want people to notice, you probably overdo it, especially as a girl.

— Jessie J

People think I’m girlish and flippant, but I was an honours student. I was voted Girl Most Likely To Succeed at North Mesquite High in Texas. My best subject was science. I won a scholarship.

— Jerry Hall

I was a pin-up girl. I did it for 30 years and, quite frankly, it gets a bit boring.

— Joan Collins

I was voted the most beautiful girl in the world in 1958, and courted by every young, available man in Los Angeles, most of whom I didn’t go out with, by the way.

— Joan Collins
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