We’re all humans and we all struggle with something. Life is Titanic, it’s a shipwreck, and we’re all struggling with something to stay afloat. Even though it may seem that there are a lot of people who get onto lifeboats and sail to safety, there are even more of those who are just poor jacks. And sometimes you are a jack even though to the outside world you seem to be one of those privileged people who are taken to land before the water even touches their toes.
In fact, it is even tougher when the world thinks like they know you more than you know you. Pretty sure that is how it is for every celebrity ever. Even though it seems like celebrities are people who have the perfect life and that they function differently, that is not the case. Like every other person, sometimes they are a Jack, other days they feel like Rose and yet other days they aren’t even on the Titanic.
That said, no matter where you are in life, sometimes all you need is an advice from someone you know, a reality check. Because a few words can often save you from a series of bad experiences. Whether the problem is as small as your hair falling off like autumn trees shedding off leaves or as big as losing someone you never thought would leave your side. Whether it is about dealing with an illness or finding yourself, here are 8 celebrity quotes that can help you keep swimming to the shore.
Zayn Malik on Depression
With so many girls constantly fluttering their eyelashes at Zayn, and a girl like Gigi in his arms, one would think that the former One Direction songster has had no problems at all. However, that is not the case. The Dusk till Dawn singer opened up about his anxiety and his eating disorder to his fans last year.
He also gave a great advice on dealing with work stress and mental health issues. Malik said, “We’re all human. People are often afraid to admit difficulties, but I don’t believe that there should be a struggle with anything that’s the truth. If you were a guy, you used to have to be really masculine, but now expressing emotion is accepted and respected.”
Lucy Hale on Beauty
Looking at celebrities, we’ve all once at least thought to ourselves, how come someone could be so pretty? And some of us even compare themselves and then strive to achieve that perfection. That flawless hair, and that clear skin – it can have a very bad effect on young girls. However, there is no need for comparing as on camera, not everything is real.
While discussing Pretty Little Liars, Lucy Hale aka Aria Montgomery said, “(Pretty Little Liars) is about how we look too. That’s terrifying sometimes because you’re breaking out or you feel gross and you still have to be in front of the camera. We’ll post pictures on Instagram and people will be like, ‘Y’all are so flawless.’ Little do they know it’s fake hair, fake eyelashes, and a good filter? Little girls see that and think they have to be like that.”
Hugh Jackman on Marriage
When it comes to marriage, navigation can always be a challenge. There are few couples out there who know how to stay together happily, or you can say, how to stay together, period. That said, Hugh Jackman’s marriage is more than twenty years old and solid.
The Logan star has given several tips on how to maintain that connection with your partner and make it last. Here’s our favorite one: “We talk about everything all the time. The bedrock of any relationship is to communicate, and Deb and I have always done that, discussing whatever’s going on, good or bad.”
Selena Gomez on Taking Time Off
Gomez, like Malik, has had to deal with mental health issues. It’s no secret that the star struggles with lupus and had a kidney transplant too. The Same Old Love singer is always open about her struggles and tosses some golden words to her fans every now and then. In an interview with People, she talked about the importance of giving yourself a break.
The former Disney star said, “I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off. … I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best. I know I am not alone, by sharing this I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues.”
Victoria Justice on Gratefulness
More often than not, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves. We strive to be perfect to the extent that we overwork and eventually stress out our engines. Or we simply beat ourselves for not being good enough. Victoria Justice gave some great insight on this matter and why and how you can be grateful for what you have.
“Recently, I started realizing that not everything about my body, or my face, or my hair has to be perfect. I should just wake up and be grateful every single day that I have two arms and two legs, that I’m healthy, and that my family is healthy. Those are the things that you really need to be thinking about and be grateful for.”
Emma Roberts on Confidence
Another thing that many people have a hard time with is the ability to express their style. Some of us, we are comfortable in our skins, but not in the clothing we wear. We constantly find a need to fit into the trends that are going on or go for dresses that the society would approve of. We’re not confident about being ourselves.
Emma Roberts addressed this issue, saying, “I dress for myself because when I feel good, it doesn’t matter what other people say. I think it’s all about confidence and the way you carry yourself that draws people to you.”
Taylor Swift on Singlehood
Taylor is a wise young lady despite all those songs that tell tales of her heartbreak. The Love Story singer knows how essential it is for you to know yourself before jumping from one relationship to another. With regards to this, she had this to say to Esquire:
“I think it’s healthy for everyone to go a few years without dating, just because you need to get to know who you are. And I’ve done more thinking and examining and figuring out how to cope with things on my own than I would have if I had been focusing on someone else’s emotions and someone else’s schedule. It’s been really good.”
Emma Watson on Everything
When it comes to our Hermione Granger, she’s always got some wise words for us to feed our souls with. This one time she talked about experiences, she said, “It’s a journey and the sad thing is you only learn from experience, so as much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn.”
This is another of our favorite celebrity quotes by her: “If you truly pour your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.”