30 Anne Hathaway Quotes Fitting for Your Morning Mantras

Anne Hathaway making a shocked face in Ocean's 8
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Anne Hathaway quotes for the win!

You'll Appreciate Yourself More After Reading These Anne Hathaway Quotes

We know and love Anne Hathaway for the incredible roles she's taken over the years.

From Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries to Daphne Kluger in Ocean's 8, she's portrayed plenty of strong females onscreen.

But offscreen, she's even more of a badass. Between championing for equal rights and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, she's an inspiration in more ways than one.

For that, she constantly is someone we turn to for sage advice. Though we can't receive it in-person, as much as we would like, we can turn to some of her best quotes. Find the most inspiring Anne Hathaway quotes below!

Best Anne Hathaway Quotes

  • "You cannot live your life to please others. The choice must be yours."

  • "A man told me that for a woman, I was very opinionated. I said, 'For a man, you're kind of ignorant.'"

  • "I love it when people are able to interpret thoughts and feelings on fabric or some kind of material."

  • "You're only human. You don't have to have it together every minute of every day."

  • "Your face needs to have character if you're an actor. Otherwise, you're just a face."

  • "Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I'm most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me."

  • "Over the last few years, I've learned that the next big thing is something a lot of people wish and want for, but what you wish for yourself is really important, too."

  • "The whole beauty of music is that it goes where your words won't let you."

  • "A bad love experience is no reason to fear a new love experience."

  • "Whatever you are made of, be the best of that."

Inspiring Anne Hathaway Quotes

  • "If you're not someone who has a natural and effortless love for yourself, it's hard to let go of your desire to please to please other people, and that's really not an ingredient for a happy life."

  • "Obsessing about weight is a big old waste of time."

  • "I look my best after an entire hair and makeup team has spent hours perfecting me. I feel my best when I haven't looked in a mirror for days, and I'm doing things that make me happy."

  • "Kindness is really important to me in finding my own prince—so are patience and a sense of humor. Without those qualities, he's no Prince Charming."

  • "Love is a human experience, not a political statement."

  • "Mellow doesn't always make for a good story, but it makes for a good life."

  • "I want to work with people that frighten me and excite me, and characters that I don't believe I'm the best person for the part, but I'm still gonna try anyway. Those are my favorite roles."

  • "There's no magic bullet; there's no pill that you take that makes everything great and makes you happy all the time. I'm letting go of those expectations, and that's opening me up to moments of transcendent bliss."

  • "I believe i've always been a big believer in equality. No one has ever been able to tell me I couldn't do something because I was a girl."

  • "I'm much happier talking with people than I am flirting with them."

Empowering Anne Hathaway Quotes

  • "There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully, it's not a freight train."

  • "I've intimidated men my entire life and it has nothing to do with fame."

  • "I gave up my struggle with perfection a long time ago. That is a concept I don't find very interesting anymore. Everyone wants to look good in photographs. I think that is where some of the pressure comes from. Be happy. Be yourself. The day is about a lot more."

  • "We assume that we've come so far as compassionate citizens of the world if we do choose to read the news, yet the attitude towards life can be one where we put blinders on and forget that there are civil wars going on. It's easy to forget that there are so many people starving to death every single day."

  • "In Hollywood, actresses say they can't go above a size 6. I think everybody is operating in this huge bubble of fear. I don't think the world will come crashing down on you if you're a size 8."

  • "If you're with someone who enjoys having people play hard to get, maybe that's the way you're supposed to do it then."

  • "Taking a year off and going to school was the best thing I could have done after The Princess Diaries. It taught me that I don't need Hollywood or a job to make me happy."

  • "Weddings are important, because they celebrate life and possibility."

  • "I think the way we exist together is by accepting each other and accepting the way people come at things."

  • "When I look back on my twenties, I just remember being afraid of everything, and in my thirties, I'm actually excited by things. And if things don't work out, you know, by the time you've hit your thirties, you've had your fair share of disappointments."

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