9 anna kendrick quotes to get you off that struggle bus
When the struggle gets real, listen to Anna Kendrick.
Our pretend BFF always knows the perfect thing to say — or tweet — when we need it most. So you had an awful first date? So what! You didn’t get that promotion? Who cares! You feel like your life is nothing but a bottomless chasm of suck? Shake. It. Off. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from Kendrick, it’s that we only have one life to live, so you better make it fabulous.
And if Kendrick’s most ~ inspirational ~ quotes don’t make you feel better, there’s always Taco Bell.
1. On staying optimistic
“Sometimes the best part of my day is imagining what I’m gonna eat when I get off work.”
2. On the benefits of dating nice guys
“Luckily, in my life, most of the guys are like the baker. That would be horrifying if I knew a lot of guys who were like the prince.”
3. On finding your person
“I think a gentleman is someone who holds the comfort of other people above their own. The instinct to do that is inside every good man, I believe. The rules about opening doors and buying dinner and all of that other ’gentleman’ stuff is a chess game, especially these days.”
4. On how to deal with failure
“I started auditioning when I was about 10 and I didn’t get my first job until I was 12, and two years at that age is really hard.”
5. On being a fan
“People like to make fun of the fans who camp out but people have renaissance fairs; people do Civil War re-enactments; people do what they like. I’m tired of hearing people rage on the fans. If you don’t like ’Twilight,’ don’t buy a ticket.”
6. On being happy in your own skin
“To not be self-conscious of your appearance is huge, and something that I desperately hope to carry into film at some point in my useless life — to not be thinking, ’My ear looks weird from this angle, why is the camera over there?’”
7. On finding your own voice
“Obviously I’m hoping to find my own voice, but having never written anything before, I’m not really sure what to expect. But it’s going to be fun. Part of me is like, ’Yeah! I’m writing a book… if I can.’ Is that something I can do? I’ll find out.”
8. On not having your s–t together
“I like to think of myself less like ’an adult’ and more like a ’former fetus.’”
9. On eating whatever the f–k you want.
“If the frosting has cream cheese it counts as breakfast, right?”