"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."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Evangeline Lilly on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Evangeline Lilly on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Evangeline Lilly on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Evangeline Lilly on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Evangeline Lilly on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."
"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."
"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."