The world is celebrating International Youth Day today (12 August). In this context, we thought it apt to compile some inspiring quotes of select, young Hollywood celebrities:
Jennifer Lawrence: "I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV. . . . I think when it comes to the media, the media needs to take responsibility for the effect that it has on our younger generation, on these girls who are watching these television shows and picking up how to talk and how to be cool, so then all of a sudden being funny is making fun of the girl who's wearing an ugly dress."
Ezra Miller: "One in three women in the world will experience domestic violence or rape within the course of their lifetime. To me, I grew up in a household of women and I feel that all revolutionary causes should start with addressing misogyny."
Emma Watson: "Our society in general devalues the 'she' – qualities that are associated with the feminine that are found in all of us. As a result there's this imbalance and this distortion and it's hindering our progress."
Josh Hutcherson: "I have always believed in standing up for what I believe in and I believe that everyone deserves the right to love whoever they love no matter who they are."
Keke Palmer: "Love yourself. Nobody's perfect. I mean, come on, nobody is perfect. Not you, not your mom, even the people on TV — nobody is perfect, and there's always something that nobody likes, but you know, you just accept that. Your imperfections make you beautiful. It's those things you find you don't like that someone else finds very special and very unique about you."
Daniel Radcliffe: "Fame is damaging when people become reliant on it for their sense of self, and their identity, when fame is linked to how you see yourself."
Shailene Woodley: "As women, we are constantly told that we need to compare ourselves to a girl in school, to our co-workers, to the images in a magazine. . . . How is the world going to advance if we're always comparing ourselves to others?"