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57 Fascinating Lana Del Rey Quotes

57 Fascinating Lana Del Rey Quotes

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant is known professionally as Lana Del Rey. She was born June 21, 1985. She is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, poet, model, and music video director. Lana’s music has been noted by critics for its stylized cinematic quality. In a word, it is rather melodramatic! Her songs have a preoccupation with themes of tragic romance, glamour, and melancholia. And her lyrics and videos have many references to pop culture, particularly 1950s and 1960s Americana.

Lana’s 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.

We put together our favorite quotes from her many interviews and songs. Enjoy.

Lana Del Rey Quotes

“I believe nothing happens by mistake. You know, the universe has a divine plan. That sounds dramatic.” – Lana Del Rey

“You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry. But none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying.”

“Be Young, Be Dope, Be Proud.” 
– Lana Del Rey

“Even if you’re the best singer in the world, there’s a good chance no one will ever hear you.”
— Lana Del Rey

“Do you know how expensive it is to look this cheap?”
— Lana Del Rey

“I was, you know, a mess. I totally wanted to kill myself every day.”
— Lana Del Rey

“I pretend I’m not hurt, I walk about the world like I’m having fun.”
— Lana Del Rey

“I was never successful in a noteworthy way, no one wrote about me, and I didn’t have recognition. I’ve met a lot of musicians along the way who thought I was good, and they knew that was important to me. Having a simple career as a musician who liked music was good enough for me.”
— Lana Del Rey

“I lost my reputation, I forgot my truth. But I have my beauty and I have my youth.”
— Lana Del Rey

“Being brave means that knowing when you fail, you won’t fail forever.” – Lana Del Rey

“I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities.”
— Lana Del Rey

“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

“Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like to have — but I have it.” – Lana Del Rey

“And when you cry, I’ll be right there telling you, you were never anything less than beautiful.” – Lana Del Rey

“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 don’t believe in the school of hard knocks, although I’ve had them. All that stuff about whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger is so not true. Do you know what makes you stronger? When people treat you and your art with dignity.” – Lana Del Rey

“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

“I suppose my approach to religion is like my approach to music – I take what I want and leave the rest.” — Lana Del Rey

“When I was young I was sort of floored by the fact that my mother and my father and everyone I knew was going to die one day, and myself too. I had a sort of a philosophical crisis. I couldn’t believe that we were mortal.” – Lana Del Rey

“Having a simple career as a musician who liked music was good enough for me.”
— Lana Del Rey

“Fashion is inspired by youth and nostalgia and draws inspiration from the best of the past.”
— Lana Del Rey

“Sometimes I wish I was a beautiful machine so I could resist your kiss and not cry when you’re mean.”
— Lana Del Rey

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“My idea of a true feminist is a woman who feels free enough to do whatever she wants.”
— Lana Del Rey

“I’d been sick on tour for about two years with this medical anomaly that doctors couldn’t figure out. That’s a big part of my life: I just feel really sick a lot of the time and can’t figure out why. I’d gotten these shots in Russia, where we’d just been. It was just heavy. It’s just heavy performing for people who really care about you, and you don’t really care that much about yourself sometimes.”
— Lana Del Rey

“I believe that nothing happens by mistake. You know, the universe has a divine plan. That sounds dramatic.” – Lana Del Rey

“I only know how to do me, so that’s just what I’m going to do.” – Lana Del Rey

“I knew I wanted to do something creative. I didn’t think I’d have the luxury of doing something like that because I didn’t know anyone who had pursued anything they really adored, but I had dreams for singing or writing.” – Lana Del Rey

“Find someone who has the life that you want and figure how they got it. Read books. Pick your role models wisely. Find out what they did and do it.”
— Lana Del Rey

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“And when you cry, I’ll be right there telling you, you were never anything less than beautiful.”
— Lana Del Rey

“When you’re an introvert like me and you’ve been lonely for a while, and then you find someone who understands you, you become really attached to them. It’s a real release.”
— Lana Del Rey

“I’m very shy and I’m always embarrassed when people are interested in what I do. I’m not an exhibitionist.”
— Lana Del Rey

“Packing all my things for the summer
Lying on my bed, it’s a bummer
Because I didn’t call when I got your number;
But I liked you a lot…”
— Lana Del Rey, ‘White Mustang,‘ Lust For Life

“Summer’s meant for loving and leaving;
I was such a fool for believing that you could change…”
— Lana Del Rey, White Mustang

“When your happiness is someone else’s happiness, that is love.”
— Lana Del Rey

“Darling, I fall to pieces when I’m with you.”
— Lana Del Rey, Cherry

“Nothing gold can stay.”
— Lana Del Rey, Venice Bitch

“Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have — but I have it.”
— Lana Del Rey, Lana Del Rey Is Writing More Candidly Than Ever

“I’m a writer first and a singer second.” – Lana Del Rey

“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

“Having a simple career as a musician who liked music was good enough for me.” – Lana Del Rey

“I love to sing and I really love to write, but in terms of being on stage, I’m not that comfortable, which I think is sort of clear.” – Lana Del Rey

“If you are born an artist, you have no choice but to fight to stay an artist.” – Lana Del Rey

“I’m personally more struck by visual things more than musical.” – Lana Del Rey

“Fashion is inspired by youth and nostalgia and draws inspiration from the best of the past.” – Lana Del Rey

“I’ve been writing since I was really young, so I considered myself a writer for a really long time.” – Lana Del Rey

“Every now and then the stars align, boy and girl meet by the great design.” – Lana Del Rey

“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

“You fit me better than my favorite sweater.” – Lana Del Rey

“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.” – Lana Del Rey

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“A touch from your real love is like heaven takin’ the place of somethin’ evil.” – Lana Del Rey

“Summer’s meant for loving and learning; I was such a fool for believing that you could change.” – Lana Del Rey

“Love, I said real love is like feelin’ no fear.” – Lana Del Rey

“Think I’ll miss you forever. Like the stars miss the sun in the mornin’ sky.” – Lana Del Rey

“I believe in the kindness of strangers. And when I’m at war with myself I ride, I just ride.” – Lana Del Rey

“Growing up I was always prone to obsession, partly because of the way I am, but partly because after feeling so lonely for such a long time, when I found someone or something that I liked, I felt helplessly drawn to it. I suppose that accounts for some of the creepiness in my music.” – Lana Del Rey

“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

“I mainly let my imagination be my reality. Fantasy is my reality.” – Lana Del Rey

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Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (Official Music Video)

Summertime Sadness is Lana’s biggest hit ever. This video has been watched by nearly 300 Million people. It basically captures Lana’s style and emotional vibe.

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Summary

Lana Del Rey’s sixth studio album, Norman F***ing Rockwell!, was released on August 30, 2019. Her first poetry book, titled Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass was was released on September 29, 2020, and it is also available as an audiobook.

Image Credit: “Lana Del Rey Releases Music Video For New Track ‘Burning Desire'” by jaguarmena is licensed under CC BY 2.0