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Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey Quotes

Quotes by and about Lana Del Rey

(Continued from her main entry on the site.)

Del Rey: "I have a personal ambition to live my life honestly and honor the true love that I've had and also the people I've had around me. I want to stay hopeful, even though I get scared about why we're even alive at all."

Del Rey: "I just [don't] understand why true love shouldn't be the end-all, be-all."

Del Rey: "I [understand] what it's like to be [emotionally] at war with yourself."

Del Rey: "My head is sometimes in the clouds - or further than that."

Del Rey: "There is a high fantasy element in [my] music. ... [It] has such an element of escapism to it."

Del Rey: "I'm not a natural performer or exhibitionist. When I was younger, I hated the focus, and it made me feel strange."

Del Rey: "I never feel different from the person I am on stage to the person I am when I'm driving or cleaning or talking to my friends. ... Even with the highly stylized videos it's my hope that my intentions and soul come through."

Del Rey: "I'm an independent operator. ... I never wanted to lead a normal life."

Del Rey: "[I] have had some very practical, down-to-earth advice about love that I choose not to follow. It's the same with money too. You're supposed to work your whole life, work really hard for everything you get. I think maybe a better strategy is to just fall in love with what you do and hope that whatever you make from that ... is enough to have an easy life."

Del Rey: "[In my love life] I never settled for anyone who wasn't completely enthralled with ... being different. ... That didn't lend any clarity to my world, although it was enriching in other ways."

GQ Magazine: "[In person she is] reserved [and] a little weird. ... Odd. Eccentric. Remarkable."

The Telegraph: "Her sensitivity is ... close to the surface."

GQ Magazine: "Forget the Day-Glo cartoonish eroticism of Nicki Minaj, the geisha-cyber-punkiness of Lady Gaga and Rihanna's rude-girl swaggering. ... Del Rey's sex appeal is more refined. Grainier. Vintage-looking. Cloaked in a veneer of prissiness."

GQ Magazine: "She looked to other people, strangers, for ... inspiration. She began exploring the city. Alone. Fearlessly. ... She started wandering down dark alleys looking for trouble. 'I was a secret thrill-seeker. I was putting my feelers out all over the city, in different places with different people, trying to see what felt right.' Del Rey calls her hobby 'stranger searching'. She adds: 'It's still my passion.'"

Yoann Lemoine: "She naturally has a lot of drama coming out of her."