Amanda Seyfried's Best Quotes

By JARETT WIESELMAN

July 11, 2013

Quote-machine Amanda Seyfried smolders on the cover of ELLE's August issue -- and inside the mag she also drops another choice soundbite.

While talking about the laws of attraction, Seyfried says, "Everybody I've dated I've been sexually attracted to immediately. Sparks don't grow -- your vagina doesn't become more inclined to wanting someone just because you're around them."

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Aside from eliciting giggles, this latest quote further illustrates why Amanda Seyfried -- like Jennifer Lawrence -- is one of Hollywood's most refreshing celebrities. In a world of canned answers and overly-cautious comments, Seyfried and Lawrence have emerged as beacons of truth; women who speak their mind, often to their publicists' chagrin.

And what's even better, the bulk of their candid comments serve to chip away at the artifice often constructed around female celebrities. Both Seyfried and Lawrence have spoken, at length, about the pressure Hollywood places upon actresses to be impossibly thin, pretty and flawless but act as if it takes no work.

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And while both women are thin, pretty and flawless, their photoshop-ridiculing, diet-lamenting, exercise-loathing language does, at the very least, immolate the veil of secrecy that's long hung between celebrities and the people who love them.

In celebration of the delightfully candid Amanda Seyfried's August ELLE cover, here are 10 more choice quotes!

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On Singing:
"Imagine deep-throating a penis, get that feeling in the back of your throat, and then sing. That's where your larynx is."

On The Obvious:
"Everybody wants to have sex with [Channing Tatum]."

On Her Image:
"I have a dirty mouth sometimes, and I'm very liberal, and that doesn't always go down well in the film industry -- especially when you've got to appeal to mums and daughters."

On Exercise:
"If I didn't run and work out, there's no way I would be this thin. But I have to stay in shape because I'm an actress. It's f*cked up and it's twisted, but I wouldn't get the roles otherwise. If I'd been a bit bigger, I don't think they would have cast me for Mamma Mia!"

On Exercise, Part 2:
"Three days a week I train with Harley Pasternak, who kicks my ass for 45 minutes. My legs are super stong. I love it! I used to live, eat, and sleep by an exercise schedule and I couldn't enjoy myself if I didn't exercise. And then I realized, "What a waste of time!" My soft parts are probably never going away."

On Learning To Love Herself:
"The main thing you can change is how you perceive yourself. Stop looking in the mirror and realize that you're living for yourself, not other people ... I have belly fat like everybody else, and I don't want to be airbrushed on the cover of a magazine. I don't want someone to swap out my stomach with a supermodel. I don't want dirty old men looking at me in my underwear."

On The Haters:
"You don't have to listen to those mean girls. They're just there to make you upset and make you feel bad about yourself. And you know, inside, they feel bad about themselves too. But they don't wanna admit it to anybody ... Hollywood is just like high school. The popular people only like the other popular people. And the thing is, some people aren't nice, or they're nice, but only to your face, not elsewhere."

On Dieting:
"I just did a five-day raw-food diet, but I'll never do that again. It's really hard! I'd wake up in the morning feeling great and go to bed feeling miserable, because dinner would be cucumbers, kale, and dressing. I mean, at the end of the day, if you can't have a Girl Scout cookie and a piece of cheese, what is life all about?"

On Sensuality:
"It's nice to finally be thought of as sexy. I'm very disconnected from the sensual side of me, I know it's in me, but it doesn't really reveal itself very often in my personal life, which I do find problematic."

On Life:
"I talk like I know what I'm saying, but I don't."



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