"Even if you're unhappy, just pretend that you're happy. Eventually, your smile will be contagious to yourself. I had to learn that. I used to think, 'I'm being fake,' but you know what? Better to be fake and happy than real and miserable."
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."Evangeline Lilly on Leo Buscaglia
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."Evangeline Lilly on Dr. Seuss
"Look back, and smile on perils past."Evangeline Lilly on Walter Scott
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."Evangeline Lilly on William Arthur Ward
"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."Evangeline Lilly on Phyllis Diller
"Acting is something I appreciate, and I think it's been an amazing experience. But I'm not passionate about acting the way you probably should be to call yourself an actor."
"I'm from Canada, and New Zealand feels like you took all the best bits of Canada and squished them onto a tiny island like Hawaii. I was absolutely blown away by the beauty of the South Island."
"The people on my mum's side of the family are atheist intellectuals who are ueber-proper. My dad's side of the family are missionaries who are more comfortable sitting around in sweatpants than they are in a five-star restaurant. But those two influences converged in my life."
"To put it simply - you know, a lot of people believe that the benefit of this job is fame and fortune. I believe that you pay for the fortune through the fame. I don't buy into the notion that being famous is somehow a good thing, or an exciting thing, or a wonderful thing."
"My family didn't have a lot of money, and I'm grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness."