"My family didn't have a lot of money, and I'm grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Evangeline Lilly on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Evangeline Lilly on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Evangeline Lilly on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Evangeline Lilly on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Evangeline Lilly on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."