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109 Inspiring Quotes by Lana Del Rey

  • Last updated Jul 27 2021

Welcome to our collection of quotes by Lana Del Rey.

Wikipedia Summary for Lana Del Rey

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1985), known professionally as Lana Del Rey, is an American singer-songwriter. Her music is noted for its stylized, cinematic quality and exploration of themes of sadness, tragic romance, glamor, and melancholia, containing many references to pop culture, particularly 1950s and 1960s Americana.

Raised in upstate New York, Del Rey moved to New York City in 2005 to begin her music career. Following numerous projects, including her self-titled debut studio album, Del Rey's breakthrough came with the viral success of her debut single "Video Games" in 2011. She signed with Interscope and Polydor later that year.

Her major label debut, Born to Die (2012), was an international success and spawned "Summertime Sadness", a top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the singles "Blue Jeans" and "Born to Die", which charted in several overseas territories. Del Rey released the EP Paradise in 2012. The next year, Del Rey ventured into film, writing and starring in the music short film Tropico; she released "Young and Beautiful" as the lead single for the romantic drama film The Great Gatsby (2013).

Del Rey released her third album, Ultraviolence (2014), to critical success. It topped charts and spawned the single "West Coast". That same year, Del Rey recorded the eponymous theme for the drama film Big Eyes, which earned a Golden Globe nomination. She released the albums Honeymoon in 2015 and Lust for Life in 2017, the latter topping the US Billboard 200. Her sixth album, Norman Fucking Rockwell! (2019), received widespread critical acclaim and two Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year. In 2019, Del Rey released the singles "Doin' Time" and "Don't Call Me Angel", the latter being a collaboration with Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus for the soundtrack of the film Charlie's Angels (2019).

Her follow-up releases included the spoken word album and poetry collection, Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass (2020), and her seventh studio album, Chemtrails over the Country Club (2021). Her upcoming eight studio album, Blue Banisters, will be released on July 4, 2021.

Her accolades include two Brit Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, a Satellite Award, nine GAFFA Awards, six Grammy Award nominations, and a Golden Globe nomination.

black, purple, and orange basketball court beside concrete buildings at daytime

If you are born an artist, you have no choice but to fight to stay an artist.

--Lana Del Rey

multicolored heart LED light on wall

I found it hard to make friends in school, because I was a cerebral person.

--Lana Del Rey

sunset

I've clearer idea of how I don't want to be seen -- as someone who does what everyone wants them to.

--Lana Del Rey

green and blue chevron textile

My baby lives in shades of blue, blue eyes and jazz and attitude.

--Lana Del Rey

red textile on brown wooden table

I have taken taking my music to labels for years, and everyone just thought it was creepy. They thought the images with the music were weird and verging on psychotic.

--Lana Del Rey

silhouette of children's running on hill

I only know how to do me, so that's just what I'm going to do.

--Lana Del Rey

green trees near lake under cloudy sky during daytime

Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful? Will you still love me when I've got nothing but my aching soul?

--Lana Del Rey

grassland landscape

Be like snow -- cold, but beautiful.

--Lana Del Rey

green ceramic mug beside book

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

--Lana Del Rey

person holding green plant during daytime

Oh what can i do life is beautiful but you don't have a clue.

--Lana Del Rey

brown and gray floral textile

My songs are cinematic so they seem to reference a glamorous era or fetishize certain lifestyles, but that's not my aim.

--Lana Del Rey

black and yellow wall sconce

To be honest like when you work at something for a long time and then coming to a family of people who support what you do hmm... you are very lucky!

--Lana Del Rey

mountains covered with fog

Feeling like you're respected among the people who do the same thing you do is incredible and necessary.

--Lana Del Rey

crack in wall

Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don't fail forever.

--Lana Del Rey

yellow green leaf

Initially the fashion world was more interested in me than the music world, which was strange when I first started singing.

--Lana Del Rey

purple flower on purple textile

Who are you?
Are you in touch with all of your darkest fantasies?
Have you created a life for yourself where you can experience them?
I have. I am fucking crazy.
But I am free.

--Lana Del Rey

silhouette of man and woman during sunset

I got my red dress on tonight
Dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight
Done my hair up real big beauty queen style
High heels off, I'm feeling alive.

--Lana Del Rey

green ceramic mug beside book

Einstein said 'your imagination is more important than intelligence,' and I have a very, very big imagination.

--Lana Del Rey

blue and white water surface

For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept... Whenever people bring up feminism, I'm like, god. I'm just not really that interested.

--Lana Del Rey

closeup photography of wall

My understanding of God has come from my own personal experiences. Because I was in trouble so many times in New York that if you were me, you would believe in God too.

--Lana Del Rey

selective photography of green leaf plant

A lot of the time when I write about the person that I love, I feel like I'm writing about New York.

--Lana Del Rey


3 women playing soccer on green grass field during daytime

A man's ego is just as fragile as a woman's heart.

--Lana Del Rey

photo of fogs during nighttime

I mainly let my imagination be my reality. Fantasy is my reality.

--Lana Del Rey


blue sky with stars during night time

We have nothing to lose, nothing to gain, nothing we desired anymore -- except to make our lives into a work of art.

--Lana Del Rey

photo of brown parquet

Fashion is inspired by youth and nostalgia and draws inspiration from the best of the past.

--Lana Del Rey

man and woman kissing

I want to stay hopeful, even though I get scared about why we're even alive at all.

--Lana Del Rey

brown wooden bridge beside green leafed trees during daytime

Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough.
I don't know why.

--Lana Del Rey

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I have a great appreciation for our world's history. I learn from my own mistakes, I learn from the mistakes we've made as a human race.

--Lana Del Rey

three clear drinking glasses with brown liquid

Dark and lonely. I need somebody to hold me.

--Lana Del Rey

silhoutte of mountains during sunset

There's backlash about everything I do.

--Lana Del Rey

blue and black abstract painting

Pick your role models wisely, find out what they did and do it.

--Lana Del Rey

high-angle photography of beach side

When I got to New York City when I was 18, I started playing in clubs in Brooklyn -- I have good friends and devoted fans on the underground scene, but we were playing for each other at that point -- and that was it.

--Lana Del Rey

boat docked near house

I am nostalgic of an era I never knew.

--Lana Del Rey

brown grass field near gray rocky mountain during daytime

Being an entrepreneur doesn't make you a rich tycoon and being an innovator doesn't mean that you're successful. It just means that you're interesting.

--Lana Del Rey

landscape photography of green tree

Do you know how expensive it is to look this cheap?

--Lana Del Rey

blue painted concrete wall during daytime

A lot of the reason my look is the way it is, is because it's really easy to put on a sundress every night if I have to perform -- or just wear jeans every day and a flannel or something.

--Lana Del Rey

tall trees with dried leaves on ground

I'm not like a persona. I'm not a caricature of myself.

--Lana Del Rey



close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset

It's nice to be able to try and build the life you want for yourself.

--Lana Del Rey

forest and body of water

You do things so fast, you end up having so many different lifestyles all in one short time.

--Lana Del Rey

mountain dew during sunrise

Down on the West Coast I get this feeling like it all could happen.

--Lana Del Rey


woman standing on forest

In the Land of Gods and Monsters I was an angel looking to get fucked hard.

--Lana Del Rey


woman in black tank top

I think America is amazing for its landscape and its history. California is beautiful, New York is beautiful, but when you're a gypsy at heart, it probably suits you to be traveling.

--Lana Del Rey

woman in black shirt standing on yellow flower field during daytime

Mary praise the rosary for my broken mind.

--Lana Del Rey

green leaf in close up photography

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger is so not true. You know what makes you stronger? When people treat you and your art with dignity.

--Lana Del Rey

green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky

I believe that there is no doubts about who I am, an artist who loves music, above everything.

--Lana Del Rey

gray slabs

I like a little hardcore love.

--Lana Del Rey


Arizona landscape donkey

Live fast. Die young. Be wild. Have fun.

--Lana Del Rey


green fern plant

My music is a luxury.

--Lana Del Rey

white round building under cloudy sky during daytime

God has saved me a million times, so I think He must've enjoyed my song.

--Lana Del Rey

palm trees covered with fog

Think I'll miss you forever,
Like the stars miss the sun in the morning sky.

--Lana Del Rey


white and blue building under clear sky

I was always an unusual girl. My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean.

--Lana Del Rey

closeup photo of orange petaled flowers

High heels off; I'm feeling alive.

--Lana Del Rey

water color palette on white surface

Like a groupie incognito posing as a real singer, life imitates art.

--Lana Del Rey

calm ocean

Synchronicites . It's been said that coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous. Synchronicities are a sign of divinity. You breathe in deeply and say: 'I don't want anything. I'm going to let things happen.'

--Lana Del Rey

yellow green leaf

When I found somebody who I fell in love with, it made me feel different than I felt the rest of the day. It was electrifying.

--Lana Del Rey

Longer Version:

When I found somebody who I fell in love with, it made me feel different than I felt the rest of the day. It was electrifying. That's what inspired the 'Off to the Races' melodies. That's one of the times when you're feeling electrified by someone else and they make you happy to be alive.


people raises hands

I'm personally more struck by visual things more than musical.

--Lana Del Rey


person standing on rock formation during daytime

I sing the National Anthem, while I'm standing, over your body, hold you like a python.

--Lana Del Rey


yellow painted wall

I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast
I am alone in the night
Been trying hard not to get into trouble, but I
I've got a war in my mind
So, I just ride.

--Lana Del Rey

time lapse photography of lightning during storm

I don't really care about how good a song is, I only want them to reflect what I felt when I was writing them.

--Lana Del Rey


silhouette of trees near body of water during sunset

It takes getting everything you ever wanted and then losing it to know what
true freedom is.

--Lana Del Rey

Longer Version:

I once had a dreams of becoming a beautiful poet, but upon an unfortunate series of events some of those dreams dashed and divided like a million stars in the night sky that I wished on over and over again, sparkling and broken.
But I didn't really mind, because I knew that it takes getting everything you ever wanted, and then losing it to know what true freedom is.


white and blue ice in water

In New York I pretty much live in diners -- I order French Fries, Diet Coke floats and lots of coffee.

--Lana Del Rey


orange moon during nighttime

I know now that it's really important to feel beautiful. There is a power to that.

--Lana Del Rey

adobe wall

Bad things happen everyday but you're not going to be any happier thinking about them. So I don't think about them.

--Lana Del Rey


body of water photo

A lot of what's been written about me is not true: of my family history or my choices or my interests. Actually, I've never read anything written about me that was true. It's been completely crazy.

--Lana Del Rey

rocky mountain under starry night

I used to wonder if it was God's plan that I should be alone for so much of my life. But I found peace. I found happiness within people and the world.

--Lana Del Rey

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I have kind of a funny relationship with movies. I don't have to see the whole movie to get an impression of it or to let it have an influence on me.

--Lana Del Rey


brown sand under blue sky during daytime

Life is a velvet crowbar hitting you over the head, you're bleeding syrup amour, bleeding to death.

--Lana Del Rey

clear wine glass with red wine

I write my own songs. I made my own videos. I pick my producers. Nothing goes out without my permission. It's all authentic.

--Lana Del Rey

beach during daytime

I love to sing and I really love to write, but in terms of being onstage, I'm not that comfortable, which I think is sort of clear.

--Lana Del Rey

time lapse photography of lightning during storm

Don't make me sad, don't make me cry. Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough, I don't know why.

--Lana Del Rey

black Corona typewriter on brown wood planks

I don't really have any gimmicks. I don't actually do anything that's strange. I don't even wear weird things.

--Lana Del Rey

galaxy wallpaper

When I was young I felt really overwhelmed and confused by the desire not to end up in an office, doing something I didn't believe in.

--Lana Del Rey

mountains under white clouds at daytime

I'm the gangsta Nancy Sinatra.

--Lana Del Rey

photo of brown wood slab

I'm like a child who belongs to nobody.

--Lana Del Rey


pink and yellow flower painting

My dancing is Hawaiian-inspired but I also get a little fresh when it comes to my faster songs.

--Lana Del Rey




fawn pug standing on textile

When your happiness is someone else's happiness, that is love.

--Lana Del Rey

silhouette of man standing on rock while looking in sky

Money is the anthem of success, so put on your mascara and your party dress.

--Lana Del Rey

brown wooden board

I lived where I could and studied what I enjoyed studying. I took what I wanted from that education but was making my first record at the same time.

--Lana Del Rey

two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge

Who belonged to no one, who belonged to everyone.
Who had nothing, who wanted everything.

--Lana Del Rey

green trees under blue sky at daytime

It's just a relief, really. I'm scared to die, but I want to die.

--Lana Del Rey

black wooden louver door window

They judge me like a picture book, by the colors, like they forgot to read.

--Lana Del Rey

landscape photography of waves and clouds

Even if you're the best singer in the world, there's a good chance no one will ever hear you.

--Lana Del Rey

low-angle photo of white daisy

I lost my reputation, I forgot my truth. But I have my beauty and I have my youth.

--Lana Del Rey


sunset

I just look for someone who makes me feel like life is an exciting opportunity and, you know, just like to be alive.

--Lana Del Rey

green trees under white sky during daytime

Seeing myself on the screen makes me cringe. I understand that I am that way -- pouty.

--Lana Del Rey

silhouette of person wearing cowboy hat during sunset

Loving you forever can't be wrong. Even though you're not here, can't move on.

--Lana Del Rey


cluster of stars in the sky

I was a different sort of child, as half the children are. I was in that category of being free-spirited.

--Lana Del Rey

aerial photo of foggy mountains

I guess my strongest recurring theme is honoring love, even when it's lost.

--Lana Del Rey

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