5 Amazing Quotes From Actress and Entrepreneur Blake Lively

Actress, model, mother and entrepreneur Blake Lively has always seen her self as a "storyteller."

From "Gossip Girl" to "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" to "The Age of Adaline," Lively has taught us about fashion, friendships, and family through the art of storytelling.

But most recently, Lively has been telling stories as a businesswoman.

In 2014, Lively launched "Preserve," a website dedicated to showcasing the stories and creations of artisans.

"As an actress, I try to tell stories in the most honest way possible, and hope people will connect to that emotionally," Lively told TIME in an interview.

"With Preserve, I'm doing the same thing: meeting chefs, meeting artisans, designers, craftsmen."

In honor of the actress turned mother turned entrepreneur and all of her success, we've gathered some of our favorite quotes from Lively to get you through anything:

1. On confidence
"The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence."

2. On people she admires
"I feel like there are so many people I admire for so many reasons, that I can't look at one person's life an say, 'I want that life.' I want to make my own history."

3. On love
"If I’m not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I'd rather be by myself."

4. On fashion
"I never think about how other people will respond to the way I dress. Dressing up is all about reflecting how I feel."

5. On life
"It's the choice that you have to wake up every day and say, 'There's no reason today can't be the best day of my life.'"

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