20 Best Shailene Woodley Quotes About Being Yourself & Fighting For What You Believe In

Shailene Woodley has no qualms about being herself, unapologetically.

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On November 15, 1991 Shailene Woodley was born in San Bernardino, California. At four years old, Woodley began her modeling career. Not long after that, she started taking acting classes.

Shailene Woodley got her first acting credit in 1999 for a TV movie called Replacing Dad, where she played a little girl. After this, she went on to appear in tv shows such as The DistrictCrossing Jordan and The O.C..


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When she was a Junior in high school, Woodley got her first major role. She was cast as teen mother Amy Jurgens in the hit ABC drama The Secret Life of The American Teenager. This lasted for five years and paved the way for her to become a global success.


In 2011, she started doing major motion pictures. She was in the movie The Descendants starring along side George Clooney, and for which she received a Golden Globe Nomination.

After that, she went on to star as Tris in the Divergent franchise. A trilogy of movies based on Veronica Ruth’s young series book series.

Most recently she has played Jane Chapman in the hit HBO series Big Little Lies, where she has some A-List Co-Stars such as Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Meryl Streep.



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Shailene Woodley is also a huge activist for a myriad of causes. She has her own line of homemade products like deodorant and toothpaste. She, along with her mother, founded the All It Takes foundation, where they help mold young people into leaders by harnessing their compassion and teaching them about environmentalism and sustainability.


She famously was arrested in 2016, on Facebook live, for her protest of the Dakota Pipeline.

It is great to see such a headstrong, talented and caring young woman take a successful career and use her success to try to make the world a better place. We could all learn a little something from her.

Take a look at our collection of some of best Shailene Woodley quotes about being yourself, staying positive and fighting for what you believe in.

1. Shailene Woodley being Shailene Woodsey.

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“My religion is Earth man, I believe in trees” —Shailene Woodley

2. It’s important to get some time out of the spotlight.

“I’d like to be like a hummingbird. Sometimes you see them, sometimes you don’t. They’re not everywhere.” —Shailene Woodley

3. Flawed Families are normal.

“Every family is dysfunctional, weather you believe it or not” —Shailene Woodley

4. Be grateful for the vessel that keeps us alive.

“Have you thanked your body today? Be grateful, stay positive.” —​Shailene Woodley

5. Know who you are, and live in your comfort.

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“When it comes down to it, I’m just a girl who wears those five finger weird toe shoes.”Shailene Woodley

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6. Don’t file yourself into a labeled folder.

“The thing with labels is they’re not for you they’re for other people. Like labels are just a word for other people to understand you and that’s it.” —​Shailene Woodley

7. When you’re hungry and it’s really bugging you.

“I think the future of food is in insects.” —Shailene Woodley

8. You are the only person you need to make happy.

“I am done living for other people. I’m done being a people pleaser. I am done thinking about what other people think about me.”Shailene Woodley


9. You can’t control anything but your feelings.

“Everything is out of your control and you can only be truthful about how you feel.”—Shailene Woodley

10. Understand the root of your feelings.

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“Worry is the product of a future we cannot guarantee, and guilt is the product of a past we cannot change” Shailene Woodley


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11. Comparison is the nemesis of progress.

“How is the world going to advance if were always comparing ourselves to others?”Shailene Woodley

12. Other peoples opinions are none of your concern.

“It’s none of my business what other people think of me.”Shailene Woodley

13. Hero's are the people fighting for change.

“I want to idolize people who are out there everyday fighting for beautiful causes”Shailene Woodley

14. Teach young people the power they have inside of them.

“For me, one of the things I’m most passionate about is empowering young to reconnect with their own power”Shailene Woodley


15. S is for Scoliosis.

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“Some people have crooked teeth, some people have broken fingers, I have a spine that has my initial on it—Shailene Woodley


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16. Stay true to who you are.

“But the truest form of bravery and courage is to wake up everyday and be ourselves.” Shailene Woodley

17. Don’t let someone else wield the power of your conscience.

“I would never give anyone else the power to change my personal virtues.” Shailene Woodley

18. Give out the energy that you want to come back to you.

“The second I wake up I should “Good morning! Good morning! Good morning” and then “Exciting day! Exciting day!” I feel like it really sets the mood for the entire day.”Shailene Woodley

19. Love people to their core, not everything surrounding their cores.

“I fall in love with human beings based on who they are, not based on what they do or what they are”Shailene Woodley


20. Falling is falling no matter where you land.

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“I fall in love the way you fall asleep. Slowly, and then all at once” Shailene Woodley, The Fault In Our Stars.

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Kaitlin Kaiser is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.