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Jennifer Lawrence Turns 24: A look at 24 of Her Best Quotes

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Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence captivated audiences on screen as Katniss Everdeen when “The Hunger Games” franchise first stormed into theaters in 2012, and over the years her fan base continues to expand every time she opens her mouth off-screen. From falling at the Academy Awards (two years in a row) to discussing her butt plug collection, JLaw has a way of catching headlines and hearts with her quirky sense of humor. In honor of Lawrence’s 24th birthday, I have rounded up 24 of the actress’ best quotes during interviews. Enjoy!

On flipping the bird to reporters backstage at the 2013 Academy Awards:
"It's so funny how much I freaked out when I realized that happened. I told my publicist, saying, 'Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God...' And now I am like, 'That's probably my proudest moment in my entire career.'" (Empire)

On being called names on the street:
"Generally people are really nice. Sometimes someone will shout, 'You're a dirty whore!' But I think that would happen anyway. I guess I should probably dress better. [Laughs]" (Empire)

On her embarrassing middle school moment:
“When I was like, 13, I peed my pants. When I was in seventh grade. I peed while I was sleeping. I wet the bed, and I just thought that was like — who wets the bed when they’re 13? I woke up and looked, and I was like, ‘Oh my god! When’s the alarm gonna go off? When am I gonna get [to school]?' Then I get there, and I went into the bleachers, and I was like, ‘Everybody! I peed my pants!’ Thinking everybody was going to think that was so funny and cool, and it was just silent.” (Conan O’Brien)

On her butt plug collection:
“Somebody, as a joke, bought me a bunch of butt plugs… it’s a long story. So I get a copious amount of butt plugs, huge amount of different colored butt plugs, and then the maid was coming, so I thought, ‘I’ll just shove this under the bed so she doesn’t see all these butt plugs. I came back, and all of them were brought out of the bed and were in this beautiful display on my bedside table! I think that she knew what she was doing! They were under the bed. But I wanted to leave a note, like, ‘not mine,’ or ‘bought as joke.’” (Conan O’Brien)

On considering a hotel maid her dream job:
“It’s all of my favorite cleaning. Like, I don’t like dishes and I don’t like the kitchen, but I love beds and bathrooms and spraying and going through everybody’s stuff. Like every day, there’s new people to snoop on! It would be my dream.” (Conan O’Brien)

On the joy of filming “Catching Fire” in Hawaii:
"That was the most fun part of Catching Fire. You could run into the ocean and pee together." (to Josh Hutcherson during a Facebook panel)

On wanting food over red carpet interviews:
"I'm seeing you talk, and all I'm thinking about is me pissed that I didn't get fries." (to MTV at the 2013 Oscars)

On her bad haircut:
"My family went on a cruise, and I got a terrible haircut. FYI: Never get your hair cut on a cruise." (Vogue)

On boyfriend Nicholas Hoult’s annoying habit:
"I wake up earlier in the morning when I have new sponges. That counter doesn't even see it coming. [Nicholas] would never wring them out. We were in the kitchen once, and I picked up the sponge, and it was soapy and wet, and I was like, 'See?' These are the kinds of things that make me think we are never going to work." (Vogue)

On men sleeping on her lawn:
"If I were just your average 23-year-old girl, and I called the police to say that there were strange men sleeping on my lawn and following me to Starbucks, they would leap into action. But because I am a famous person, well, sorry, ma'am, there's nothing we can do. It makes no sense." (Vogue)

On whether her “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” character Katniss would hunt squirrels:
"I thought you said 'hump squirrels.' This is the one where I hump squirrels, yes." (Comic Con via Business Insider)

On wanting to find Bradley Cooper a girlfriend while filming “Silver Linings Playbook:”
"I feel like all I've been doing lately is setting him up," the actress revealed. "I was like, 'You know what? I'm gonna save time and just get you a booklet with pictures of my friends. You just go through and pick them out, because this is getting exhausting.'" (MTV)

On discovering Hugh Jackman ran to help her up after her Oscar fall:
"Anybody who makes fun of me [for falling], I'm just gonna go, 'Yeah, and then I got touched by Hugh Jackman." (Extra)

On having bouncy boobs:
“I think people are fascinated with breasts that bounce. They are so used to seeing [fake ones]. People are confused [that mine bounce]! My breasts have a life of their own.” (The Sun)

On her weight:
"I’d rather look chubby on screen and like a person in real life." (Marie Claire South Africa)

On Jack Nicholson telling her she looks like an old girlfriend:
"Oh, really? Do I look like a new girlfriend?"

On her Abercrombie & Fitch photo shoot early in her career:
“None of my pictures ended up getting used, and when my dad called to ask why, they sent over the negatives — like, here’s why! All the other girls are looking cute, modeling while playing football, and my face is bright red, my nostrils are flared, and I’m mid-leap, about to tackle this girl, like, ‘Rahhrrr!’ I’m not even looking at the camera. The other girls were like, ‘Get her away from me!’” (Rolling Stone)

On encountering loud female fans:
“They scream, they cry, and one almost fainted. [...] I don’t know what it is. It kind of makes you look at yourself.” (The Late Show with David Letterman)

On overcoming her love for telling lies:
“I was just like a pathological liar when I was a kid. I think [...] I just wanted to one-up somebody. Somebody would be like, ‘Oh, God, my legs hurt.’ I’d be like, ‘Your legs hurt? I’m getting mine amputated next week.’ And that’s actually how my mother found out. She came to school and somebody was like, ‘God, that’s such a shame about Jennifer’s legs.’ She made me purge. [...] I had to spill out all of my lies. I was like, ‘I said that Dad drove a barge, and we were millionaires, and you were pregnant, I had to get my legs amputated, and I spayed cats and dogs on the weekends.’ Now I can’t lie. Now I get anxiety over it.” (David Letterman)

On her dress malfunction at the SAG awards:
“It was supposed to do that, though. [She says, joking.] I planned it. I was concerned people would start talking about the award that I won, and my acting, so I thought I'd pull a stunt just to get things back to where they need to be." (Vogue)

On discovering her breasts are uneven:
I got a chest X-ray of my lungs and discovered that my breasts are uneven. That was all I saw. I think my lungs look fine. [...] I was, like, standing there with these doctors and they're, like, looking at my lungs, and... It felt like an elephant in the room. And I was like, ‘Are my breasts uneven?’ And they were just kind of, like, stifled and uncomfortable obviously. And so I kept thinking, Well, I'm gonna dig myself out of this hole by bringing it up again. So he was like, ‘All right, well, our radiologist will get back to you about, you know, your lungs.’ And I was like, ‘And my breasts.’ And he was like, ‘Well, bye.’ [...] I just hope no one sees my breasts in an X-ray. I hope I'm never seen in that light."
(Jimmy Kimmel Live)

On remaining humble:
“Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid. Everybody’s like, ‘How can you remain with a level head?’ And I’m like, ‘Why would I ever get cocky? I’m not saving anybody’s life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid.’” (Vanity Fair)

On despising the paparazzi:
“I wrap myself up to look like Lord Voldemort so that they can’t see anything because the thought of giving them a picture that will make them money absolutely infuriates me.” (Entrainment Weekly)

On her interesting meeting with “Catching Fire” director Francis Lawrence:
“Our first conversation was on the phone. I was in the bathtub, and I had to tell him that I was in the bathtub because I was afraid he would think I was, like, playing in the toilet when he heard water swishing around. [...] Then we had breakfast in Santa Monica, and I spit egg inside of his mouth when I was talking. Like, it went in. Into his mouth.” (Entertainment Weekly)

On flying first class:
“I always feel like an idiot every time I fly first class because I’m a kid. And I just sit there, and everyone’s got their newspapers and they’re on the computer, and I’m like, ‘Can I get a coloring book, please? Can I get some crayons?’” (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)

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