"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."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Evangeline Lilly on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Evangeline Lilly on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Evangeline Lilly on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Evangeline Lilly on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Evangeline Lilly on Ambrose Bierce
"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."
"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."