Top 30 Emmy Rossum Quotes

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“Being yourself is one of the hardest things because it’s scary. You always wonder whether you’ll be accepted for who you really are. I decided to call my record ‘Inside Out’ because that’s my motto about life. I don’t think you ever succeed at trying to be anyone else but who you truly are.”

― Emmy Rossum

“There’s something safe about playing a character, but then it’s like, ‘Who am I underneath it all?’”

― Emmy Rossum

“It’s the best feeling when you wake up and it’s warm and cozy, and you don’t have to go to work.”

― Emmy Rossum

“I feel like I’ve come out of this grown up, maybe because I live through the character vicariously and she grows up so much during the course of this story.”

― Emmy Rossum

“I’d say that my musical influences are anywhere from pop-rock electronica, new age and classical. But I think that specifically, bands – I love Jem, I love Sigur Ross, I love David Gray, I love Elliot Smith… a lot of different people. But I don’t find lyrical inspiration from anybody.”

― Emmy Rossum

“I try to keep myself as sane and as grounded as possible by surrounding myself with normal people, such as all the friends that I’ve had from when I was little.”

― Emmy Rossum

“I’ve never had siblings, I didn’t grow up in a big family; it was just me and my single mom. And hectic family dysfunction was actually something that I craved.”

― Emmy Rossum

“I’ve learned to take jobs as an actress that is meaningful to me because I’ve never taken a job for the money.”

― Emmy Rossum

“When I was in school, I got there on the first day and everyone had long, blonde, straight hair, and I had short, dark, curly hair. I immediately felt I didn’t fit in and started growing my hair. But I’ve learned that I’m only happy when I am truly me and feel comfortable and confident in myself.”

― Emmy Rossum

“I started working when I was seven and I was working for five dollars a night at the Met.”

― Emmy Rossum

“I know that I am my worst critic. I know that if I can walk away from the set at the end of the day and feel that I did the best job I could and feel proud, that’s what will satisfy me.”

― Emmy Rossum

“I started singing at the Met when I was seven, and the competition was so fierce that it really prepared me.”

― Emmy Rossum

“I’ve been in the studio experimenting on making a CD of my own. I’m trying out different producers, styles, sounds. With music, as opposed to acting, you are not playing a character. You are showing people who you are. I really want to have my spirit in it.”

― Emmy Rossum

“Here we spent so much time together – eight months of our lives almost – and it was so great because we all got so close and that really made us not afraid to improve with each other.”

― Emmy Rossum

“She’s lonely and wounded and very vulnerable and it really is a story about people at the heart of it all.”

― Emmy Rossum

“It is very grand and sumptuous and awesome to look at but it was really about the characters for me.”

― Emmy Rossum

“It wasn’t my intention in going after this part but I suppose now I do. The adult roles are a lot meatier – you’re not always just the daughter or the girlfriend or whatever.”

― Emmy Rossum

“Everyone messes up in relationships and has peaks and valleys in their personal lives. When I realized it wasn’t the end of the world and I would keep on standing, I knew it was going to be OK.”

― Emmy Rossum

“Guys usually like a very natural look. I think it’s bad idea to wear a strong lip on a first date – or for the first few dates. I’m always too nervous he’ll kiss it off – if I’m lucky enough to get a kiss! I also think soft, sexy hair is important.”

― Emmy Rossum

“I’ve never had my brows done – I tweeze them myself. I used to watch my mom pluck her brows, that’s how I learned.”

― Emmy Rossum

“I had classical training but I don’t consider myself an opera singer though.”

― Emmy Rossum

“If I can’t find a project that I’m really interested in, I’ll just go back to college where I’ve been studying art history and French. I’m also going to study English and philosophy – the whole curriculum!”

― Emmy Rossum

“Music is also a part of who I am so I’m thinking about recording an album.”

― Emmy Rossum

“Too many times you come across lyrics that sound like you’ve heard them before or you can’t really relate to them. And I think that I write songs that sound fresh and sensual in kind of a layered, lush way. But I also think that they are real, and that’s why I wanted to call the record ‘Inside Out.’”

― Emmy Rossum

“I never walk into the studio and say, I’m going to write a song called… ‘X’ or called ‘Slow Me Down.’ I write a ton of lyrics, often the title is somewhere in those 10 pages of… I call it brain vomit. It’s kind of like whatever comes out of my head and I’m unabashedly just writing it down.”

― Emmy Rossum

“I hope that I’m sexy in a different kind of way than I think that a lot of girls are right now. I think a lot of girls in the public eye, especially musical artists, are just kind of objectified a little bit and wearing super-skimpy outfits and leaving nothing to the imagination.”

― Emmy Rossum

“I don’t really live my life in the media spotlight. People don’t know that much really about me or what I think.”

― Emmy Rossum

“I think we’re all a lot more like our parents than we want to admit.”

― Emmy Rossum

“I can put my legs behind my head and sing ‘Happy Birthday.’ Because that’s something that me and my friends used to do when we were in gymnastics class as kids, and I can still do it. I was doing it since I was 8 and 9. They used to call me Gumby. Very bendy.”

― Emmy Rossum

“People who take risks like Amy Winehouse and Norah Jones take a second to catch on, but eventually they do because they’re different and honest in a musical landscape that’s not always like that.”

― Emmy Rossum
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