30 Quotes By Blake Lively To Uplift Your Soul

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Gossip Girl star Blake Lively is not your typical actress, and although she had parents who both acted and directed, she never set out to be an actress. Prior to graduating, she attended 13 different schools and was aiming for Stanford, but her brother was guiding her towards acting and kept insisting that she audition. Blake Lively claims “He was trying to get me to make life decisions at 15!” His relentless efforts paid off, and she got a part after only a few months of auditioning. She soon after gained success with Gossip Girl and today, she is passionate about cooking and acting alike, and even aspires to get herself into entrepreneurship. Lively is also a philosopher of sort who has many life observations and unique opinions that can empower all of us. She has a knack for trusting her instincts and desires and understands the importance of being excruciatingly true to herself, here are the 30 Blake Lively to empower your spirit.


1.) Be In Love With The Work, Not The Perks:

“I love what I do. I love my work. So, you know, of course I wanted to be at the premiere, but I had a job to do, and so I had to be on the set in Boston and be a part of it. At the end of the day, a premiere is a premiere. It’s not somebody living or dying. So for me, this other stuff – well, the perks is not the reason I do the job.” – Blake Lively

2.) Always Expect The Best:

“It’s the choice that you have to wake up everyday and say ‘there’s no reason today can’t be the best day of my life.'” – Blake Lively

3.) Be Aware Of Who You Surround Yourself With:

“If I’m not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I’d rather be by myself.” – Blake Lively

4.) Never Seek Approval From Others:

I’m not in the business of trying to win the approval of my cast members, my director, or my audience. If I were, I’d be so beaten down by insecurity that I’d never be able to perform. The only person I’m trying to prove something to is myself.” – Blake Lively

5.) Feeling Good Revolves Around You, Not Others:

“I never think about how other people will respond to the way I dress. Dressing up is all about reflecting how I feel.” – Blake Lively

6.) Be Disciplined:

“I don’t drink. I don’t do drugs. I grew up with the mindset that after work you go to dinner and watch a movie.” – Blake Lively

7.) Admire People, But Do You:

“I feel like there are so many people I admire for so many reasons that I can’t look at one person’s life and say, “I want that life.” I want to make my own history.” – Blake Lively

8.) Embrace Change:

“I hope I never stop changing.” – Blake Lively

9.) The Power Of Fearlessness:

“The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” – Blake Lively

10.) Hate Will Make You Disintegrate:

People gossip. People are insecure, so they talk about other people so that they won’t be talked about. They point out flaws in other people to make them feel good about themselves. I think at any age or any social class, that’s present.” – Blake Lively

11.) The Truth About Entrepreneurship:

You can’t be an entrepreneur for other people. You can’t start a company for other people. You have to love it more than you ever thought of loving something that wasn’t a human being. The demands will kick you down and rob your life – but yet, it is so rewarding.” – Blake Lively

12.) Let It Go:

“If you ever want something badly, let it go. If it comes back to you, then it’s yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it was never yours to begin with.” – Blake Lively

13.) Learn From The Right Criticism:

“You can learn a lot from criticism if you can take what’s constructive out of it.If you read a review that starts with, ‘This person is an idiot; who do they think they are?’, you’re not going to learn anything from that.” – Blake Lively

14.) Positive Role Models:

My mom is a huge woman of worth for me because she’s been my idol my whole life. My mom was someone who juggled everything. She had her own career, she raised five kids, she was Superwoman… and she was never satisfied doing just one thing because… she probably just had too much energy.” – Blake Lively


“I always appreciated the magnitude of my mother’s imagination. She always saw beauty in what was broken, and she’d preserve it.” – Blake Lively

16.) Feeling Good Is Much More Important Than Anything:

“It’s empowering to wear what you’re comfortable in, rather than look for validation from other people, which your’re never really going to get.”

17.) Family:

Family is at the heart of everything I do.” – Blake Lively

18.) Never Let The Negative Opinions Of Others Sink In:

People just wanna talk. They wanna create negative things about you and your life and make up things. You can’t let them affect you!” – Blake Lively

19.) Gossip Leads To Your OWN Destruction:

“I’ve never been a big fan of gossip. being a victim of it, I knew how much it hurt.” – Blake Lively

20.) Follow Your Inner Linings:

“You can’t really go wrong as long as you’re true to yourself.” – Blake Lively

21.) Be Very Straight Up With Yourself:

“Honestly, I am a shy person.” – Blake Lively

22.) Keep Expanding Yourself And Your Interests:

I was class president, on the cheerleading squad, in a competitive show choir, and in, like, six different clubs.” – Blake Lively

23.) Be Grateful For All You Have:

“There are a few things in life that matter above all else: Your family, your friends, your loved ones. But everything else comes and goes – especially in this business where everything is so of the moment.” – Blake Lively

24.) Influence And Wisdom:

“If I could pass along anything that my mother or my sisters taught me, I feel like my kids would be very well off.” – Blake Lively

25.) Ego Vs. Intuition

“Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different.” – Blake Lively

26.) Learn From Others:

“When you don’t have someone to model yourself after, you’re going to make mistakes.” – Blake Lively

27.) Have A Strong Self Respect:

“I have a strong sense of myself. That gives me a sense of security, you know? If I define myself by things that are always changing, like the public’s opinion, or what I’m wearing, or what job I’m doing, there’s no stability in that.” – Blake Lively

28.) You Are The Captain Of Your Soul:

I don’t believe I have to choose. Who says so? Who says we can’t do anything we set our mind to? You may not be the best at it. You may not be the most successful. But, you can try your best. That’s what having it all means to me – not letting anyone tell me no but myself.” – Blake Lively  

29.) Align Yourself To Things That Pull You In:

“I’m passionate about anything I align myself with.” – Blake Lively

29.) Be The Change:

“The most powerful thing is for women not just to be the beneficiaries of change, but to be agents of it” – Blake Lively


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