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109 Inspiring Quotes by Lana Del Rey

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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.

time lapse photography of fire

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

--Lana Del Rey

brown mountains under blue sky

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

--Lana Del Rey

couple sitting near trees during golden hour

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

flat lay photography of several hanging ornaments

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

--Lana Del Rey

brown wallpaper

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

selective focus photo of four green humming birds with red flowers

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

--Lana Del Rey

purple flowers under sunny sky

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

selective focus photography of grey coin operated telescope

Be like snow -- cold, but beautiful.

--Lana Del Rey

white-and-pink flowers

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

selective focus photo of four green humming birds with red flowers

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

--Lana Del Rey

black and white bird on seashore

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

pink

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

black and white photography of alarm clock displaying 1:37 time

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

--Lana Del Rey

black bird flying under white clouds during daytime

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

--Lana Del Rey

time lapse photography body of water

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

--Lana Del Rey

Clear blue ocean washing on the sandy shore on a clear day in Cancún

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

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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

orange room with open door

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

--Lana Del Rey

white and blue sky during daytime

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

tan wallpaper

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

man playing soccer during daytime

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


two grey elephants on grass plains during sunset

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

--Lana Del Rey

woman standing on sunflower field

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

--Lana Del Rey


black fishes

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

round black and white analog alarm clock

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

--Lana Del Rey

pink flower with green stem

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

--Lana Del Rey

red white and blue flag

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

--Lana Del Rey

brown grass field under blue sky and white clouds during daytime

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

pink flowers with white background

Dark and lonely. I need somebody to hold me.

--Lana Del Rey

boat docked near house

There's backlash about everything I do.

--Lana Del Rey

man in cowboy hat

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

--Lana Del Rey

green palm tree during daytime

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

milky way above body of water

I am nostalgic of an era I never knew.

--Lana Del Rey

pink flower petals in macro photography

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

white wooden table near brown chair

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

--Lana Del Rey

white

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

sunset forest

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

--Lana Del Rey



brown tree on surrounded by brown grass during golden hour

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

--Lana Del Rey

pink rose in close up photography

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

--Lana Del Rey

brown tree on surrounded by brown grass during golden hour

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

--Lana Del Rey


brown, black, and white butterfly on purple petaled flower photo

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

--Lana Del Rey


brown wooden dock under night sky

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

stars in the sky during night time

Mary praise the rosary for my broken mind.

--Lana Del Rey

sunset

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

pink and yellow flower painting

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

--Lana Del Rey

shallow focus photography of black DSLR camera

I like a little hardcore love.

--Lana Del Rey


brown and white long coated small dog lying on green grass

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

--Lana Del Rey


low-angle photography of green leaf tree

My music is a luxury.

--Lana Del Rey

woman singing on stage

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

--Lana Del Rey

multicolored abstract painting

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

--Lana Del Rey


grayscale photo of desert

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 green leafed plant

High heels off; I'm feeling alive.

--Lana Del Rey

black bird flying under white clouds during daytime

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

--Lana Del Rey

white desk lamp beside green plant

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

pink rose

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.


white flower in grayscale photography

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

--Lana Del Rey


silhouette of mountain

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

--Lana Del Rey


person sinking on body of water

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

leafless tree

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


landscape photography of waves and clouds

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.


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

--Lana Del Rey


pink flower with green stem

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

--Lana Del Rey

purple-petaled flower on selective focus photography

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


black bird

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

body of water under blue sky with stars

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

white and black floral textile

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


lightning strike at night

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

--Lana Del Rey

white pendant lamp

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

stars across the sky view at the desert

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

plain

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 and white abstract illustration

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

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

clear drinking glass with beer on black table

I'm the gangsta Nancy Sinatra.

--Lana Del Rey

four coffee cups on floor

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




flock of birds flying under blue sky during daytime

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

--Lana Del Rey

woman standing on forest

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

--Lana Del Rey

purple petaled flower on gray surface

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

body of water surrounded with plants under cloudy sky

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

--Lana Del Rey

depth photography of purple petaled flowers

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

--Lana Del Rey

rock mountain during starry night

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

--Lana Del Rey

yellow sunflower in glass vase

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

--Lana Del Rey

orange moon during nighttime

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

--Lana Del Rey


woman signing on white printer paper beside woman about to touch the documents

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

silhouette photography of person in gray sailing boat in the middle of body of water

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

--Lana Del Rey

sunflower field during daytime

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

--Lana Del Rey


rock formation under starry skies

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

--Lana Del Rey

person holding hourglass

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

--Lana Del Rey

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