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Acting and making art is just something I love to do, and I love to tell stories that feel important, honest and necessary.

Zoe Kravitz

Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.

Zoe Kravitz

Fame has become this obsession for people, which kind of creeps me out.

Zoe Kravitz

From middle school to the first year of high school, I went to a school in Miami that seemed like a private country club. The whole cheerleader, football player, clique-y thing there was terrifying. Those people were so scary. They’re the scariest kinds of people because they are idolized by their peers.

Zoe Kravitz

Hollywood is like a really sad, grown up version of high school where people get labeled as ‘cool,’ ‘not cool,’ ‘jock,’ ‘bombshell,’ ‘quirky’… it’s like a caste system. You’re either in, or you’re out.

Zoe Kravitz

I am a huge, huge fan of the plain white tee. A good-fitting, vintage plain white t-shirt, like the ‘boyfriend shirt’, is the sexiest thing a girl can wear. It goes with anything, fancy or casual.

Zoe Kravitz

I do focus my energy on music, but it’s just the way that the industry works. I kind of have to take what I can get when it comes to acting and show up so they’ll hire me. And music I get to do when I have time. It’s not that I focus less, it’s just the way it works.

Zoe Kravitz

I don’t really go out, ‘go out’ that much anymore. I live in Brooklyn, in Williamsburg, so I just like to wander around. Williamsburg’s such a cool little neighborhood community spot.

Zoe Kravitz

I don’t really have a beauty routine. I always use coconut oil, and I always wear mascara. That’s kind of it! I’m pretty simple.

Zoe Kravitz

I don’t wear a lot of perfumey-perfumes because I think a lot of them smell like you’re wearing perfume. And I don’t want to smell like that.

Zoe Kravitz

I feel like most creative people are total freaks.

Zoe Kravitz

I get so nervous before I go onstage – beyond butterflies!

Zoe Kravitz

I like to make music because it’s fun to do and it makes me feel good, but I have no desire to be a huge pop singer or anything like that. I just like to make it.

Zoe Kravitz

I live in Brooklyn, in Williamsburg, so I just like to wander around. Williamsburg’s such a cool little neighborhood community spot.

Zoe Kravitz

I look back on some of my outfits, and I’m like: ‘Why did I wear that? Where are my friends and why didn’t they tell me not to leave the house?’ If they had, I probably would’ve said, ‘You don’t know what you’re talking about. This looks amazing.’

Zoe Kravitz

I love London; I could totally live here, actually. I’m in New York most of the time, and it really reminds me a lot of New York.

Zoe Kravitz

I love shopping in New York just because you walk around and find a little store you’ve never saw before, and you’re like, ‘Oh what’s that? This is my new favorite place.’ I love that about New York.

Zoe Kravitz

I see the human in everyone and everything. No one is more important than anyone else; I still hang out with my high school friends.

Zoe Kravitz

I think I’m lucky having parents that have been in show business for a while, and they don’t care about the shiny stuff so much. They raised me in that way – to stay grounded, not to chase the shiny, pretty things.

Zoe Kravitz

I think it’s always very important to be comfortable and just kind of expressive; if you take fashion too seriously, then you lose the fun of it. I think you should always take the risk.

Zoe Kravitz

I try not to wear foundation unless I have a giant pimple, which sometimes I do. For the red carpet, I may add a brighter colored lip and darker eyes. But my standard is blush and mascara.

Zoe Kravitz

I went to a Steiner School, which is very small and nurturing and creative, so I felt like I was in an environment where I could mature. There was less of the clique-y stuff, which can really make high school a living hell for a lot of people, going on, so I was very similar then to who I am now. I’m still a dork.

Zoe Kravitz

I would fly to Los Angeles just for a cheeseburger with pickles and extra tomatoes from In-N-Out.

Zoe Kravitz

I’d love to do a comedy; that’s the one thing I haven’t done yet that I really, really want to do.

Zoe Kravitz

I’m a big fan of, like, wearing old, vintage slips and stuff as outdoor wear. I got, like, a pair of these little silk bloomers. I think they were even, like, considered underwear in the ’40s. I wore them as shorts the other day.

Zoe Kravitz

I’m a New Yorker; I’ve paid my dues.

Zoe Kravitz

I’m a total weirdo and have often felt like an outcast and a freak, and I love that. It makes things so much more exciting.

Zoe Kravitz

I’m happy to just sit in a cafe and watch people. It’s my favorite thing to do, for sure.

Zoe Kravitz

I’m not a very organized person.

Zoe Kravitz

I’m obsessed with Juice Press – they’re everywhere. I spend so much money at that place it’s crazy.

Zoe Kravitz

I’m only at the beginning of my career, but I feel successful in that I haven’t sold out in any way, shape or form. I feel good about the choices I’ve made, and I don’t feel like I’ve let go of any of my values.

Zoe Kravitz

I’m pretty much a thrift shop gal. Flea markets on Sundays.

Zoe Kravitz

I’ve found all of my apartments on Craigslist. I’ve got good Craigslist luck. I just sit on my couch and really focus on it, and I’ve gotten really lucky that way.

Zoe Kravitz

In high school, I had a really difficult time just loving myself. It’s weird; I feel like in the world we live in today, you’re not supposed to be like, ‘I’m beautiful,’ like that’s a conceited thing to say.

Zoe Kravitz

My dad has totally taken my Cat Stevens T-shirt, but it’s OK; I have his Black Flag one, and that’s amazing.

Zoe Kravitz

My style is really inspired by whatever I’m listening to or reading or watching; I’m always trying to embody the things that are inspiring me, just for fun. But I think it’s always very important to be comfortable and just kind of expressive; if you take fashion too seriously, then you lose the fun of it. I think you should always take the risk.

Zoe Kravitz

My style is very inspired by both my parents, so we all have the same taste.

Zoe Kravitz

One of my favorite movies of all time is ‘Bugsy Malone.’

Zoe Kravitz

People love teen movies because everyone can relate.

Zoe Kravitz

Sometimes it’s less about the character and more about the story for me. I’ll play a rock in the background if I think the story is fantastic and I can be a part of it somehow. That’s what I look for.

Zoe Kravitz

That’s definitely something I’ve experienced my whole life – people thinking one thing and then discovering that I’m not, hopefully. So I relate to having to fight that and claim my own identity, when people are trying to throw different ones at me.

Zoe Kravitz

The ’60s is one of my favourite eras in general. I love ’60s music, and I’ve always wanted to do a period film.

Zoe Kravitz

The kinds of things I like with crystals are the really beautiful costume jewelry, vintage pieces, and they usually have that diamond shape.

Zoe Kravitz

The whole Hollywood thing where people want to put me into this ‘quirky-fashionista, daughter of’ category makes me mad because it’s promoting something that I don’t believe in, and it’s not who I am.

Zoe Kravitz

Turquoise is my birthstone; I’m a Sagittarius.

Zoe Kravitz

When I turned 11, my dad decorated a room at the Standard hotel in Los Angeles in a ’60s, Austin Powers style. There was human bowling: You run inside a giant inflatable ball and try to knock down pins. To this day, adults say it was one of the craziest parties they’ve ever been to.

Zoe Kravitz

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