Words matter. These are the best Shailene Woodley Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
When I started acting, my parents gave me three rules: I had to stay good in school, stay the kid they always knew I was, and I had to have fun. If I wasn’t doing those three things, then I couldn’t do acting anymore.
I’d like to be like a hummingbird. You see them every now and then. You don’t see them everywhere.
Acting is fun and I refuse to get involved in the semantics and the politics of strategy and breaking out of something or doing something because you need to do something else. For me it’s all about what fuels my soul and if I’m passionate about a screenplay then that’s what I’ll do next.
I’m already the most fortunate girl in the world, so I have zero expectations for what the future will bring.
I think there is a point in every teenager’s life where they are forced to come into themselves.
Every single journey that I’ve embarked on, I’ve learned something new.
Alcohol is a big part of high school. I went through my little phase. I don’t know one high schooler that doesn’t.
I’m not really fond of the trails left in the sky and a lot of chemicals that are being pumped through factories and even in the clothes we wear.
To be honest, I never went to school for acting, and I never learned to break down a script. I took acting classes my whole life, but they never taught me anything about acting. They just taught me about myself.
I love arguing. I always say that I’ll never win a physical battle, but I can always win a mental battle. I mean, not really, because I never really argue with anyone.
George Clooney sort of lost his ‘George Clooney-ness’ the first day I met him. He’s not George Clooney in my eyes – he’s George from Kentucky with an awesome, awesome heart.
I went to public school my whole life, graduated high school with my class. Growing up, I’d go to an audition, my friends would go to soccer practice and we’d all reconvene and hang out in our neighborhood. When I would book something, I would never tell my friends. Acting was just fun. I was a kid, I wasn’t jaded.
For me, my rule in this industry is I’ve got to listen to my butterflies. So if I got butterflies, then those are the scripts I go after.
When it comes down to it, I’m just a girl who wears those five-finger weird toe shoes.
I’m always like ‘I’m too skinny, I can’t gain weight, even when I try.’ I’d like to try to not let that get to me.
When I read a script or I see a character, I don’t necessarily see the arc of her, that by the end she is this person, she’s different from she was in the beginning. I guess it’s more a subconscious understanding of that arc.
A quarter of my life has been spent on ‘Secret Life.’ I’m 20 and I’ve been doing it for five years, so I think the best moments have been when all the cast members get to work together and we get to collaborate and share experiences. We all grew up together.
Every family is dysfunctional, whether you want to admit it or not.
There aren’t a lot of films about adolescents or quote-unquote coming-of-age films that are realistic nowadays.
I had never been to Hawaii, and now I say that my body is from L.A. but my heart is from Hawaii, because I’m in love with it and it’s home on every level, from a spiritual, soulful place.
For me acting is a passion and an art, and always will only be that. I don’t have any rules when it comes to acting. I’ll do anything. But it depends on the script. Either I’ll have passion for the project or I won’t. It’s got to fuel me.
George Clooney is a super-human, he’s just such an amazing human being, he taught me how to be a better person and a better actor!
I really respond to human scripts, scripts that are raw and real and risky. I love playing scary characters – not horror film scary, but vulnerable scary.
I think every teenager goes through their angst. People who are like, ‘No, I had a perfect adolescence,’ make me wonder how that is possible.
For me, acting is about the art of it and it’s about being on a film set and doing your thing, painting a blank canvas.