(when asked "whats your favorite food?")
"I eat whatever I want whenever I want."
"I was doing a sex scene with this guy once, and he got up in the middle of it and said, 'Can I take a shower after this?' It was sort of offensive and embarassing. I found out later he just meant a cold shower, but at the time I didn't know."
"I read my interviews and think, Oh, God! I'm not like that! This is so embarrassing! People must think I'm gross, slutty, and, like, dirty..."
"I'm really not that dark. I'm disappointingly normal. I love prime time TV. When I felt that I sounded uninteresting, I'd make up a shocking story. Now I think I sounded so dirty and obnoxious. I'm trying to grow up and not have to be that shocking."
"Me and Casey [Affleck] just tried to beat the shit out of each other. Bruises all over my body; it was fun"
"Gaby sometimes thinks I'm out of control because she doesn't really want to be out late or doesn't like the people we're with."
"There's still a part of me that feels I'll never succeed because I'm never gonna be thin enough."
"Here comes the stop sign. We're stopin' at the stop sign."
"It would be awsome. I'd be like, 'Hit me, hit me please, no I'm serious, hit me.' Then once they leave evidence, I'd just pull out my gun and shoot them in the knee and claim self-defence."
"I don't have any training, and I don't believe in training. of corse, people who don't have any training always say that."
"I got this big kid to throw me into a bookshelf, because I love confrontation and causing trouble"
"I'm very shy. I can't even act that well when the camera's not on. I get really embarassed."
"If people don't think that their teenagers are having sex then they've really got their heads in the clouds. I mean, it would be different if I was having sex with knives or being raped in every movie I did; then maybe I'd be a little bit concerned. [My characters] seem kind of realistic about me."
If I hadn't gone into acting, I would have been one of those wierd runaways on Hollywood Boulevard. No, It'd be uglier. I'd probably be dead."
"You have to excuse me because I am a teenager, so I'm allowed to sound illiterate and make really stupid statements."
"I hate Math"
"I think people are constantly playing roles. We're doing what other people want us to do. In 7th grade I had this group of friends and I was trying so hard to understand how much I counted to them and in the end I realized they weren't actually good friends after all."
"I am a teenager, I'm still going through my awkward stage and sometimes I just want everyone to leave me alone"
"I know how to talk to my friends parents sometimes and get my friends out of trouble. If I have to, I know how to reason with adults."
"In order to do the kind of films I want to do, the smaller, more artistic ones, then I need to make a name for myself in the business. Hopefully, this movie [Casper] will help me to establish that kind of clout."
"A lot of people who use drugs are messed up like that. As much as they say it's just for fun and stuff, I think they're doing Sometimes, there's no other way out. I mean there are other ways out, but they're not made available to some kids."
"I spend a lot of time with my mother. When I'm doing movies, she's always with me. We spend days being bored in an apartment together waiting for someone to call and say I'm needed for a shot. Because we're together so much, we have to get along. We have to find ways to get to know each other. We've gone through a lot of stuff, you know, and I think we're pretty close."
"Why should a kid be stuck in a home that's abusive? Why should people have the right to abuse their kids? I think it's great that kids can divorce their parents--I mean, not if they just ground you. But why not if they're beating you, and it's a really bad situation, even if it's just mental abuse?"
"I think when I came off of Mermaids, I was like a very obnoxious child. I mean, I didn't think I was better than people, but I just thought, Oh, well, everybody knows who I am now. I didn't really deal with it very well, especially with my peers."
"When I was a kid, I thought everything was perfect. I trusted everybody. I thought everybody was just doing something good for me. But you can't be ignorant like that, especially being in the movie business, because there are so many manipulative people. I think that manipulation is one of the things that make teenagers act out and be upset about stuff: they realize what's up with their surroundings. They realize the bad things, where as before, maybe everything seemed perfect."
"People just assume that because you're a teenager you're going to do certain things. But I think if people listen to us, we've got some pretty good things to say."
"When I was little, I didn't want to hear anything about the movie business being bad and now I've seen, like, someone jumping on someone, and it's sort of weird. I know it's growing up, but still it's kind of annoying."
"I'd love to work with Tarantino, but that is such an annoying thing to say. I see people that I hate going "Yeah, Pulp Fiction."
"Too much attention for anyone is a little strange, but in high school all you wanna do is look at the floor and keep walking, and it's a little hard when people are shouting across the cafeteria, "Wednesday! Wednesday!"
"When I do interviews they seem to supplement things into the piece that I never said. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's just so far from where you are.It's totally other people's perceptions."
"There are two sides of me, One is the professional side. When I'm working, I'm not a kid - and can't be. Otherwise no one would take me seriously. When I'm not working, I think I'm a normal 15-year-old."
"My first kiss was with the most chivalrous little boy I ever met in my life. It was in kindergarten. There was this kid who was really a jerk, and he wouldn't let me on the school bus. He was about to hit me when this little boy named Nicky shoved me down, stood up and took the blow. So Nicky instantly became the kindergarten stud. The day he got hit for me, I lined up all the little girls, and everyone kissed him. That was my first kiss, too. It was my way of thanking him."
"I can be young and cute when I want to be, and I can be really mature when I want to be. It's kind of weird, like I'm the incredible changing girl,which is good because I can relate to adults and to people my age."