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.
Christmas for me is all about spending time with my family. I cherish any chance we have to spend all day together making gingerbread houses, baking cookies, or sitting around and watching movies.
I've been so lucky to work with such great people: people that are such hard workers and have such a respect and appreciation for one another.
The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.
I think baking is an incredible thing; cooking in general is an incredible thing.
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.
I love being at home and cooking and baking.
I came from a big family - two brothers and two sisters. So, there were always a ton of boys around and a ton of girls around. So, I grew up comfortable with both sexes.
I love to photograph the gorgeous landscapes when I travel.
I really don't like the gym. I like experiences, so I take any chance I get to go on a bicycle or on a hike.
Stars really are like anyone else. At the end of the day, Brad Pitt poops - as handsome as he may be - and so does Angelina Jolie.
When I'm playing a character, I don't wear perfume.
Honestly, I am a shy person.
Scents evoke very, very powerful memories, whether it's the scent of someone that you know and someone that you love, or if it's a meal that your mother made.
Fragrance is a bit of a selfish gift because it's comforting when you're near someone and you recognize their smell.
The Gucci woman can be the equestrian woman, the woman in the suit, the woman in the flowy bohemian dress, or the couture woman.
All I need is my Chanel dress, my Louboutins, and some red lipstick.
If you want someone to miss you, go secretly and spray your fragrance somewhere.
If I wasn't an actress, I'd be a chef. I'd love to open a restaurant.
The smell of pine needles, spruce and the smell of a Christmas tree - those to me, are the scents of the holidays.
When you shampoo your hair, you're trying to get the oil out of your roots, but you really want the rest of your hair to maintain its moisture. When you put coconut oil on the ends, the shampoo gets oil out of the roots, but also protects the ends.
I think that when you smell good, you feel good. You know how when you're in a room and someone else smells good, you're like, 'Where is that?'
I wear a lot more glitter around the holidays, so I'm always wearing different glitter nail polish or fun metallic eye shadow. It's the holidays - everything is more twinkly and celebratory.
When I'm in a relationship, I give my heart and soul to it and do it 100 percent.
My whole family's been in the business. My whole family is crazy.
When I have bad days, I just eat lots of chocolate ice cream and dance to the 'Lion King' soundtrack. It's really odd, but it's true.
There are lots of actresses I consider to be my icons, from Katharine Hepburn and Grace Kelly to Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep.
I first started wearing fragrance when I was thirteen or fourteen, and the smell was candy-like. They were in very colorful bottles, like turquoise and pink. By the time I was sixteen or seventeen, it got more girly and more floral.
Design, whether it's on your body or in your home, is the same thing. It's mixing different colors, different textures, and unexpected patterns - elements that you wouldn't often put together in an interesting way.
I need good friends who can say, 'I love you to death, but you look terrible in that, and you need to change right now.'
My mom would have different fragrances for different times of the year. They were a part of her identity. I don't remember the specific ones she used, but I remember the bottles.
My greatest passion is my personal life.
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.
I grew up with the mindset that when you get home from work, you go to dinner and watch a movie. I don't want to be going to a club and taking off my panties.
I feel shy when people are fussing on me.
When I moved to New York, I started switching fragrances. Between different seasons I would change fragrance, or if I was going out for a big fancy night versus going out in the daytime. But I also found that I was changing and growing so much.
Ngila Dixon is such an incredible costume designer. She's such a cool, stylish woman. She has such an understanding of character.
I don't really know how to describe my personal style.
My mom taught me this really great beauty tip. She used to put oil or mayonnaise on the bottom half of her hair before she would shower.
My dream as a passionate cook has been to go to Le Cordon Bleu. Never could my most incredible dream have lived up to the experience. The food, the lesson, the chef, the ingredients - all the best of the best. I see why Le Cordon Bleu is world-renowned.
I went straight from high school to 'Gossip Girl,' and both were very structured, scheduled environments, so I never had freedom to explore and carve my own path.
I take a cooking class everywhere I travel. I find it's the best way to get to know a culture.
Each day, I choose my age.
It's difficult to wear such high Louboutins and also freestyle rap.
I don't really need a personal trainer or watch what I eat. I can't start the day without a hot chocolate or finish it without a few squares of dark chocolate. It's good for my mood!
When I was a child, I probably should have been medicated about my obsession with The Spice Girls. I had the Buffalo shoes, a customised Baby Spice necklace - when I say custom-made, it was made out of plastic from the local mall - and a Union Jack dress.
The Green Lantern is a unique superhero because it's not that he's super that is his focus; it's that he's a man. He's very human. That's his greatest strength and his greatest weakness.
I'm no editor, no artisan, no expert. And certainly no arbiter of what you should buy, wear, or eat.
I'll never forget the time my mother showed up with her best friend and two daughters, and all four of us dressed up in matching clothes, shoes and hats to go pick up my brother from school. I thought it was a fun thing to do, but we stepped outside my brother's school and he was mortified!
Since my kitchen is the most important part of my home, I want to be creative and innovative, not only in its aesthetic, but also in the tools that I'm using to cook.
What do you do with your best friend? You do nothing.
If a guy can play Guitar Hero with me and sit at home and watch the Food Network and read magazines with me, that's good. I don't think there are many guys that's fun for. It's a lot to ask.
The only time I really go on the Internet is for recipes.
One of the very few things that I do every single day is put on fragrance. If I'm not wearing make-up, if my hair's not done, if I'm walking around in pyjamas - I still put my fragrance on. I will brush my teeth and put on my perfume.
My mom modeled and made clothes, so I always had such an appreciation for design.
I think I became my own stylist by not knowing any better.
My mom and dad always taught acting, so instead of getting me babysitters, they would just bring me to class.
You know that old saying, 'A way to a man's heart is through his stomach' - that's me.
When I see old movies with women in floor-length dressing gowns, or when they're going to the store and they've got a pillbox hat with a net over the eyes and white gloves, I'm offended that I can't go to the store like that.
I'm always the person who's taking everyone else's kid and putting them on my hip, so I've kinda always been a mama.
I was class president, on the cheerleading squad, in a competitive show choir, and in, like, six different clubs.
My first child is going to be the oldest sibling to the next kid, and that may change with each and every year. I'm looking forward to how one baby influences the other, and to my family as a whole, to every single chapter.
I always appreciated the magnitude of my mother's imagination. She always saw beauty in what was broken, and she'd preserve it.
I want babies. Lots of babies. Of course!
There is something about New Orleans that embodies passion; I've never seen that before. There's something tangible about the essence of the city. You can taste and smell it.
I tend to like to make my statements more in fashion than in beauty, because what I normally respond to is when someone looks really effortless and deconstructed, beauty-wise, and they're fashion is really grand. Someone like Kate Moss is a great example.
The New York that Frank Sinatra sang about, people will never know that place. The New Orleans that Louis Armstrong sang about is the New Orleans that's still there - it's preserved.
I was always observing my siblings and hearing stories about their lives that turned out to be helpful as an actress.
I'm passionate about anything I align myself with. You want to talk about chocolate chip cookies? I'm not going to open a chocolate chip cookie store, but I will talk your ear off about it.
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!
I was in a show choir. I can't sing or dance to save my life, but I was very passionate. People said my parents paid the choir director to let me in. It was actually the parents who started that one!
Often you see people on the red carpet with tight up-dos, but that makes me feel stiff.
It's definitely attractive when a man can dress well.
I should hope I dress differently at 25 than I did when I graduated high school. I hope I never stop changing.
I've kissed just three people in my life, other than stuff that I've done for TV or movies. I know - I'm weird!
I'm lucky enough to lead a very active life, so I'm always on the go.
If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would.
So, it's cool that, yes, Hal Jordan is a superhero, but my character is a real-world hero in her own life.
Forget the fake syrupy stuff. Melt down a bar of chocolate, mix it into some warmed up whipping cream, and put it on top of ice cream. Add some sprinkles, and you've got a delicious treat.
I always like hair being a little messy because I think there's something appealing about the whimsy of putting on a gown with any hair or make-up - just stepping into it, and you're ready.
I'd rather be by myself than be spending any time or energy on somebody that I didn't feel sure about.
I had a premonition when I was nine that I'd marry Leonardo DiCaprio.
I'm guilty of going to a fitting, then going out to buy the same outfit. It's been a problem for my bank account!
I have smuggled so many ingredients across so many borders, like shallot confit from Thailand, or a new sauce from New Orleans not approved by the FDA.
Soy lattes get me through my day!
I love to have my hair down; I love to have my hair full... there's something romantic about it.
Creating something I can use is the best stress reliever.
Emma Stone, I think, always looks beautiful.
I don't believe that there's a good guy and a bad guy. Unless it's like Superman or Batman, there is no good guy and bad guy.
My dad actually makes the best cookies. My mum is great baker, too, but doesn't share them - it's tantalising! Luckily for me though, my dad shares his!
Actually, I'm happiest in Williams-Sonoma in New York. That's a wonderful cooking store.
It is hard that people don't just let you do your job for them and entertain, and then carry on your own life.
I didn't have a boyfriend until I was 17. There were boys at school that I would find out later had a crush on me but I was too shy to talk to them.
Everybody on our cast is very musically talented, except for me.
I can't believe we're being paid to live in New York.
I always loved fashion.
I was raised in a really terrific, close family, and I've never needed to escape anything or to really let myself go by dancing on tables.
I was raised in California, so this whole New York winter thing is completely new for me. I've already justified buying seven coats!
I had a lot of friends in high school, but I was never the wild party girl. Never have been, never plan to be!
In high school, there are so many cliques. You're never safe.