Life is full of risks anyway, why not take them?
I write a lot of lyrics and I`m involved in the producing process, because it`s like, if I`m singing it, I want it to be something that I can relate to.
"It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs."
"It`s flattering that people want to know so much about me and want to take the time to make up that many things about me."
But I`m not going to go and lose my v*rginity in a movie, yet, because the second I do that, you can`t go back. That makes me much older in terms of film and on the screen.
I don`t even know how to take a break, because I go crazy. I just sit in a room and I don`t know what to do. I went to the Metropolitan Museum and just sat there. But they didn`t take any pictures of that, which s*cks, because that would have been more interesting than pictures of me coming out of a club.
I don`t like to talk about politics. If you say you`re a Democrat, that`ll turn off Republicans, and that`s half of your fan base.
Partying and having all of those pictures taken distracts from the work that I do. It`s not why I started acting. I didn`t get into acting to be written about. It kind of just happened - so I accept that it`s my life. But there are some things that I can do to make changes and grow up. I want to act like a woman rather than a teenager. I am doing the best I can. It was hard surrendering and having people tell me what to do. It was really humbling for me, but I liked how I was treated as a normal person. I kept the common areas clean. I liked making coffee for the gym the best. I`m planning a trip to Africa during the second week in December. I`m working with the American Red Cross, but it is not finalized yet. I just want to apologize to any of my fans that look up to me, especially my younger fans, for setting the examples that I didn`t mean to set. That is one of the reasons that I want to change things. I don`t want to be known as that person. I have a younger sister and she looks up to me, too. All the negative stuff that gets said hurts my feelings, it hurts my sister, Ali, and my family.
I don`t want to keep doing all commercial stuff. But timing is everything. I got this one script where this girl wants to join a Latino gang and she gets r*ped. I can`t be doing that right now. I don`t think that`s appropriate.
I was sick. I had people sit me down and say, `You`re going to die if you don`t take care of yourself.`
I hate it when people call me a teen queen. The past year has felt like five lifetimes because I`ve grown up a lot.
(Samuel L. Jackson) "I`m a huge fan of his, and as I was walking off the stage with him he started asking me, `How are you? Are you OK from your accident?` He said, `I`ve seen your movie Mean Girls (2004) about five times and I love it`. I said, `Not only is it amazing to hear that from you, but it`s so nice to hear that from someone, because all you read is, `Lindsay is out `til four in the morning partying, da, da, da, da`".
Because I`m so much in the spotlight, people lose sight of why I`m in the industry. In fact, I`m doing all this because I love to act. I love to perform, to sing. I go out because it`s a release. Going out for me is about seeing my friends and not working. Being seen is just something that comes along with it.
I have this Playboy book called `Redheads`, and I was reading all these things about how redheads are more passionate and apparently they`re much more sexual than girls with other hair colors. I think I`m more sexual than my friends. More comfortable in my skin. I`m a sexual person, definitely.
You can`t really complain because it`s what you have to accept is going to happen when you`re in the spotlight, and you want this. And I understand that. At the same time, it`s hard when you`re just waking up, and you`re going out to get your mail and there are people there. It bugs me sometimes, of course, but I don`t do it on purpose, you know? I try to just live my life; I`m not doing stuff like that to get noticed. (on not having privacy)
People go to college to find who they are as a person and find what they want to do in life, and I kind of already know that so it would be like I`d be taking a step back or something.
(On relocating to Los Angeles, California and moving in with Raven-Symon├ę): "We met recently at the Vanity Fair shoot and got along. Our apartment complex has chef and maid services."
Wilmer was my first love. But the timing was bad. And there were all these girls around; he would flirt with them. And I couldn`t handle that. I really didn`t trust him. So that was hard too.
It`s so weird that I went to rehab. I always said I would die before I went to rehab.
I`ll probably pursue doing more movies but not horror movies or movies with killers in them. I`ll try to stick to happy movies. I want to act and direct like Jodie Foster. I admire her because she went to college and she is still doing the same thing.
Girls my age dress so much raunchier than I`d ever imagine myself dressing. I understand that I`m a role model, though, and I have to look out for that. I have a 10-year-old sister, too. But you also want to be appealing to guys and stuff, that`s just something girls feel. It`s hard. You want to be that girl that`s unattainable to all the guys because there are so many other girls out there that are like that.
Say no more than yes, and just make sure you surround yourself with good people.
I am happy being able to play roles with people my age because once you do something really mature there is no turning back.
I`m not doing Playboy, no. Never. They contacted my publicist and they asked if I would do their 20 questions spread, which is not a nude photo that they do with it. It`s a regular photo. But I do have a Disney movie coming out and a young fan base and I`m not interested in doing Playboy right now in my life. (20 Dec 2004)
If I can change bodies with anyone it would be Britney Spears because how can you not like Britney Spears?
When I`m walking down the red carpet and everybody is screaming my name, all I`m doing is worrying that they`re thinking, like, "Oh, she didn`t wave at me, she`s such a b*tch!
Beauty is grace and confidence. I`ve learned to accept and appreciate what nature gave me.
I didn`t get into this business to be a celebrity on the cover of tabloids and I`ve been a target and I`m not that interesting.
I`m my own person, and people can say whatever they want. I`m still going to be the person that I am.
Beauty is grace and confidence. I've learned to accept and appreciate what nature gave me.
Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, 'It's going to be a good day!'.
How can you not like Britney Spears?
I did get to work with Anthony Hopkins on 'The Human Stain.' If I ever manage to accomplish a quarter of what he's achieved, I'll have had one hell of a career.
I don't know if I am cut out to playing a bad character or not - I really should give it a shot. I would like to play the voice of a baddie, but that's really just a cop-out!
I hate it when people call me a teen queen.
I love my red hair. It makes me spunkier.
I really enjoy singing and I really enjoy acting, but singing I've been doing since I was really young.
I think a woman's body is so much more sensual than a man's. I'm not saying strip off all your clothes, but there are certain photos I like people taking of me, where I'm comfortable. As long as it's tasteful, why not?
I want to be remembered for the work that I've done, rather than the car accidents that I've gotten into, the men that I've not dated - or the man that I have.
I want to get married before I'm 30. And I'd like to win an Oscar before then.
I want to set up orphanages for underprivileged and abused children.
I want to win an Oscar. I want to be known for more than, like, going out. For being the 'party girl'. I hate that. I bust my ass when I'm filming and when I have time off, yeah, I like to go out and dance.
I write a lot of lyrics and I'm involved in the producing process, because it's like, if I'm singing it, I want it to be something that I can relate to.
I write most of my own lyrics for my album and I am helping to produce some of the songs as well.
I'll probably pursue doing more movies, but not horror or movies with killers in them. I'll try to stick to happy movies. I want to act and direct like Jodie Foster. I admire her because she went to college and she's still doing the same thing.
I'm 20 years old. I like to party as much as anyone my age. Going clubbing is my way of relaxing or releasing a lot of stress. I don't feel that I should have to justify that part of my life. I don't know that I'm necessarily an addict.
I'm an angel compared to some of my friends.
I'm not going to deny the fact that I've tried pot. I hated it.
I'm not skinny for the wrong reasons. It's not because I'm bulimic or anorexic or doing drugs. Compared to a lot of actresses my age, I'm actually overweight.
I'm not that girl from Freaky Friday any more! I'm a real adult. In fact, I hate children! I hate them all!
I'm the hardest working person I know. I'm 20 years old - is it a crime to want to go out dancing with my friends?
If I dated as many people as they said I have, then I would be dead, because it's just not possible.
It's my body. And I like my body. And I like my br**sts. And no, they're not fake.
It's so weird that I went to rehab. I always said that I would die before I went to rehab. But I thought, 'I'm going to stay here tonight.' And I stayed there for a month. It was great.
Marriage is a big deal, but who's to say I'm not going to pull a Vegas and get married to see what it's like for a minute?
My brother Cody is 19. He wants to stay out of the limelight and become a lawyer. I want him to be an entertainment lawyer, so he can help me out!
My little sister Aliana's opinions are the most important to me. She says, 'I want to look like you, you're so pretty!' But she is very beautiful and so she is trouble in the making! She wants to do what I do. I'm like her second mother and I am very protective of her.
My mom is going to kill me for talking about sleeping with people. But I don't want to put myself in the position where I'm in a monogamous relationship right now. I'm not dating just one person. 'Sex and the City' changed everything for me because those girls would sleep with so many people.
My motto is: Live every day to the fullest - in moderation.
My mum says, 'Go with your first instinct,' but this can lead to impulse buying!
Never say never. The things that you don't plan are the best. I'm a very spontaneous person.
So many people preach that they love fashion, but really it's what I live for!
Substance abuse is a disease which doesn't go away overnight. I'm working hard to overcome it. I did fail my recent drug test. I'm prepared to face the consequences.
There's a way of dealing with hardships that are healthier than going out. That's what I've learned.
When someone tells me not to do something, I'll do it more.
You shouldn't have to give things up for someone. If you love them someone, you should love them for everything they do and all that they are. I love acting and I wouldn't give it up for anything, and I don't know anyone in my life who would ask me to give it up.
With movies now, it's very easy for a girl to dumb herself down or look ugly or be naked or be a lesbian or gain weight - those are the ones that win Oscars.The only one who didn't have to do that was Julia Roberts. And she never took her clothes off.
It was a big deal for me because I've never had a relationship as public as that, especially being with a girl for the first time. That was really scary for me. But I didn't care because I love her.
(about openly dating Samantha Ronson)