Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, famously known as Lana Del Rey, is an acclaimed American singer-songwriter and producer known for her cinematic music that deeply explores tragic romance, glamour, melancholia and Americana culture.
Hailing from upstate New York, she moved to NYC in 2005 to kickstart her music career.
She rose to prominence in 2011 with her viral single “Video Games”, following which she released several successful albums, such as ‘Born to Die’, ‘Ultraviolence’, ‘Honeymoon’, ‘Lust for Life’, ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’, ‘Blue Banisters’ and ‘Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd’.
Her music, besides being a commercial success, also found place in various soundtracks, including ‘Tropico’, ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Charlie’s Angels’.
Del Rey is not only a distinguished singer but also a published poet, having released the poetry and photography collection ‘Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass’.
She has been well-recognized with multiple awards and nominations and ‘Variety’ has hailed her as “one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 21st Century”.
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Pick your role models wisely, find out what they did and do it. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I’ve been reading tabloids since I was nine. I love a good story. ~ Lana Del Rey.
If you are born an artist, you have no choice but to fight to stay an artist. ~ Lana Del Rey.
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.
When your happiness is someone else’s happiness, that is love. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Me and God we don’t get along. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I’m always just surprised when someone writes something about me. ~ Lana Del Rey.
It’s just a relief, really. I’m scared to die, but I want to die. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Doing what you love is freedom. Loving what you do is happiness. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I lost my reputation, I forgot my truth. But I have my beauty and I have my youth. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I only know how to do me, so that’s just what I’m going to do. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I guess my strongest recurring theme is honoring love, even when it’s lost. ~ Lana Del Rey.
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.
I want to stay hopeful, even though I get scared about why we’re even alive at all. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don’t fail forever. ~ Lana Del Rey.
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.
It takes getting everything you ever wanted and then losing it, to know what true freedom is. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Famous Lana Del Rey Quotes
It’s more about, when I found someone that made me feel really happy, that was so different to the way I’d felt before in my life. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I know now that it’s really important to feel beautiful. There is a power to that. ~ 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.
I wanted to be part of a high-class scene of musicians. It was half-inspired because I didn’t have many friends, and I was hoping that I would meet people and fall in love and start a community around me, the way they used to do in the ’60s. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Do you know how expensive it is to look this cheap? ~ Lana Del Rey.
Being brave means that knowing when you fail, you won’t fail forever. ~ Lana Del Rey.
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.
Feeling like you’re respected among the people who do the same thing you do is incredible and necessary. ~ Lana Del Rey.
My parents were lovely. They’ve always been supportive. When you love your child, you don’t know what to do with someone who wants to do what no one else does successfully. If I had someone younger I loved, I’d be worried for them too if I didn’t have guidance to give them. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I’m personally more struck by visual things more than musical. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I learned that there’s no reason why people decide they like music when they do. ~ 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.
Einstein said ‘your imagination is more important than intelligence,’ and I have a very, very big imagination. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Loving you forever can’t be wrong. Even though you’re not here, can’t move on. ~ Lana Del Rey.
People have offered me opportunities in exchange for sleeping with them. But it’s not 1952 anymore. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Distance sometimes lets you know who is worth keeping, and who is worth letting go. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Cruel World has been my favorite track from Ultraviolence ever since I recorded it. ~ Lana Del Rey.
You do things so fast, you end up having so many different lifestyles all in one short time. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Top Lana Del Rey Quotes
As soon as the first person wrote about me, the articles became just blatant, all-out lies. I consider it slander. If I cared more, I’d kill them. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Life is beautiful, but you don’t have a clue. ~ Lana Del Rey.
When I was very 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.
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.
Even if you’re the best singer in the world, there’s a good chance no one will ever hear you. ~ Lana Del Rey.
The world is yours and you can’t refuse it. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I’m interested in the gorgeous side of life, but also familiar with the dark side too. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I’m not really interested in a ton of female musicians but there is something about Britney that compelled me – the way she sings and just the way she looks. ~ 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.
What other people think of me is none of my business. Sometimes, it hurts my feelings, but I have to just keep going. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Darling, I fall to pieces when I’m with you. ~ Lana Del Rey.
When I was younger I felt lonely. In terms of my thought processes. I had the constant feeling that I thought differently to everyone around me. So, I suppose I felt lonely for a home. I didn’t know where I wanted to be, but I knew I wasn’t there yet. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I believe in the country America used to be. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Popular Lana Del Rey Quotes
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.
There’s backlash about everything I do. ~ Lana Del Rey.
My baby lives in shades of blue, blue eyes and jazz and attitude. ~ Lana Del Rey.
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.
Dark and lonely. I need somebody to hold me. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Love is strange, sometimes it makes you crazy, it can burn or break you down. ~ Lana Del Rey.
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.
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.
And when you cry, I’ll be right there telling you, you were never anything less than beautiful. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I already have success. I had it a long time ago. It’s nothing to do with my music. Music is secondary, at this point. The good stuff is really good, but I have success because I’m at peace and I’m a good person in my everyday life and that’s important. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I pretend I’m not hurt, I walk about the world like I’m having fun. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I’d liked my first record, it was autobiographical and beautiful. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I am usually always singing about the same god damn person so I will love him forever but you know, it’s all good. It’s all good! ~ 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.
Life is a velvet crowbar hitting you over the head, you’re bleeding syrup amour, bleeding to death. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I am nostalgic of an era I never knew. ~ Lana Del Rey.
The world needs poetry now more than ever. It’s the only thing that can keep music from copying itself and sounding the same. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I don’t like live television, the only tip I have is just pray. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I mainly let my imagination be my reality. Fantasy is my reality. ~ Lana Del Rey.
It’s nice to be able to try and build the life you want for yourself. ~ 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.
I’ve been really blessed to have a lot of romance in my life. It’s like my last luxury. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Find someone who has a life that you want and figure out how they got it. Read books, pick your role models wisely. Find out what they did and do it. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I’m not trying to create an image or a persona. I’m just singing because that’s what I know how to do. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Heaven is a place on earth with you. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Great Lana Del Rey Quotes
And I really have done everything that I said I did do. The rest is just a story that somebody else made up. ~ 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.
I like a little hardcore love. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I found it hard to make friends in school, because I was a cerebral person. ~ Lana Del Rey.
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.
I’m the gangsta Nancy Sinatra. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Live fast. Die young. Be wild. Have fun. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Be like snow – cold, but beautiful. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Fashion is inspired by youth and nostalgia and draws inspiration from the best of the past. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Like a groupie incognito posing as a real singer, life imitates art. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I’ve got a war in my mind. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Sold my soul long ago, nothing left to choose. I will follow Satan. Dancing in the dark. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Well, I mean, taking time for your art is taking time for yourself, isn’t it? ~ Lana Del Rey.
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.
Mary prays the rosary for my broken mind… ~ Lana Del Rey.
A man’s ego is just as fragile as a woman’s heart. ~ Lana Del Rey.
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.
Every time I close my eyes, it’s like a dark paradise. No one compares to you, but there’s no you, except in my dreams tonight. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I want to find someone who’s really magnetic but who isn’t going to do anything bad to me. It’s hard. ~ 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.
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’ve got a war in my mind So, I just ride. ~ Lana Del Rey.
The road is long, we carry on, try to have fun in the meantime. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Dope and diamonds, dope and diamonds, that’s all that I want. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Being human is difficult. Some people make it more difficult than others. I was one of those people. ~ 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.
I used to like to set different film clips to classical music, not even my own songs, but make little movies. ~ Lana Del Rey.
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.
Inspiring Lana Del Rey Quotes
I was, you know, a mess. I totally wanted to kill myself every day. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I believe nothing happens by mistake. You know, the universe has a divine plan. That sounds dramatic. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I have a personal ambition to live my life honestly and honor the true love that I’ve had and also the people I’ve had around me. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Who belonged to no one, who belonged to everyone. Who had nothing, who wanted everything. ~ 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.
The angels decided to shine on me for a little while. ~ Lana Del Rey.
My idea of a true feminist is a woman who feels free enough to do whatever she wants. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I love to sing and I really love to write, but in terms of being onstage, I’m not that comfortable. ~ Lana Del Rey.
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.
No matter how many people give me advice, I am going to do what my heart tells me to do. ~ Lana Del Rey.
When you long you can not achieve anything when you repeatedly have to lose all that you had hoped, you gradually become still. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I don’t even do anything in real life. I just sit in my studio and write, I call my friends, I watch television. I don’t do anything. ~ 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.
I was a different sort of child, as half the children are. I was in that category of being free-spirited. ~ Lana Del Rey.
High heels off; I’m feeling alive. ~ Lana Del Rey.
It’s amazing what happens when you put your interests out into the universe and make it known what you want. ~ Lana Del Rey.
When things get bad enough, your only resort is to lie in bed and start praying. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I wish I could escape into some alter-ego, just so I could feel more comfortable onstage. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Money is the anthem, of success, so put on your mascara and your party dress. ~ Lana Del Rey.
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.
They judge me like a picture book, by the colors, like they forgot to read. ~ Lana Del Rey.
When I walk outside, people have something to say about it. ~ 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.
That love doesn’t come easily and that relationships are supposed to be a struggle. Everything else is so hard; hopefully love is the one thing that is actually fun. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I still have my same babysitting job, I babysit twice a week. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Memorable Lana Del Rey Quotes
In the end, I find my influences or inspirations where I can. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Sometimes, love feels like a life or death situation. Losing true love is pretty much as bad as it gets, other than actually dying or losing good health. Most people know that. Most people can relate. It’s like the end of the world. ~ Lana Del Rey.
You fit me better than my favorite sweater. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I never stopped writing about what was actually going on in my life. There’s nothing to hide. ~ Lana Del Rey.
Nothing I ever wrote had a message. It was just my own personal experience. ~ Lana Del Rey.
No money, no place to live – I’ve been in more dangerous situations than other people. ~ 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.
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.
Down on the West Coast I get this feeling like it all could happen. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I’m like a child who belongs to nobody. ~ Lana Del Rey.
I sing the National Anthem, while I’m standing, over your body, hold you like a python. ~ Lana Del Rey.
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.
In New York I pretty much live in diners – I order French Fries, Diet Coke floats and lots of coffee. ~ Lana Del Rey.
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