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26 Perfect Emma Stone Quotes For Her 26th Birthday

The birthday girl has a way with words.

It's official -- as of today (November 6), the world has been #blessed with 26 years of Emma Stone. She's made us laugh. She's made us cry. But perhaps most of all, she's provided us with an endless amount of notable quotables.

So to celebrate the beauty that is Stone's way with words, let's celebrate 26 perfect quotes that we kind of wish we'd thought of first:

1. On Bringing Paparazzi Attention To A Good Cause

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"Good morning! We were eating and saw a group of guys with cameras outside. And so we thought, let’s try this again. We don’t need the attention, but these wonderful organizations do."

2. On Justin Bieber Songs

"I don't even think I know a whole chorus."

3. On Feminine NOT Being An Insult

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"No, I'm not taking it as an insult. I'm asking how it's feminine."

(Bonus points for this being directed at her boyfriend.)

4. On Being A Trailblazer

"What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it’s not. And a lot of the time, it’s what makes you great."

5. On Jennifer Lawrence

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"She is so inspiring to me, and I am so grateful that she exists in the world, as someone who is authentic and who has not bent to fit any idea of what a woman should be like in that kind of position. And she is so talented. I am just so happy that she is around for women everywhere. It’s just fantastic."

6. On Yucky Smells

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"Emma Stone looks like she smells like cat piss."

(Okay, so she didn't write that, and it's awful. But having a great sense of humor about yourself -- and your haters -- is crucial.)

7. On The Greatest Girl-Group Ever

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"Oh my God, is Mel B. talking to me? Oh my God, I'm so excited. I'm legitimately crying. I'm the biggest Spice Girls fan, ever."

8. On Lip-Synching

“Suck it in, suck it in, suck it in. If you’re Rin Tin Tin or Anne Boleyn!”

9. On Next Year's Hottest Dance Craze

"The Louis. And it's a Louis C.K. dance move, and it's basically just walking around like [shrugs]."

10. On What Really Matters To Her

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“I’m actively working hard on learning to appreciate yourself no matter what. If what someone else says can easily derail you, it means your sense of self isn’t that firmly established in the first place. It’s an inside job. You’re beautiful and worthy and totally unique. People insult each other based on their own insecurities — even though it may feel personal, it really never is."

11. ... And Gwen Stacy

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“The great thing about Gwen is that she fights for how she should be treated by Peter. As much as he loves her, they have rough patches where she doesn’t want to sit around and wait because of his lack of clarity. That’s true of everyone—you deserve to be with someone who knows they want to be with you and is able to be there for you and support you. You don’t need to be waiting for someone who is playing around or confused."

12. On The One Thing Michelle Obama Needs To Add To Her Parties

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"Maybe for the future, alcohol would be nice, Mrs. Obama."

13. On Diet

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“You’re a human being, you live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damn red velvet cupcake.”

14. On Loving The LGBT Crowd

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"I did a lot of theater growing up, and I was lucky to be raised in a family that was very accepting, so someone being gay was never odd or off-putting to me."

15. On Beating Her Childhood Anxiety

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"You know how sports teach kids teamwork, and how to be strong and brave and confident? Improv was my sport. I learned how to not waffle and how to hold a conversation, how to take risks and actually be excited to fail. It taught me so much, and helped me overcome so much. And I realized, okay, this is my job.”

16. On Not Being Afraid Of Taylor Swift

“Sally’s not the most famous or the most talented musical star on the planet," Stone reasoned when asked if she'd be afraid when her friend comes to see her in "Cabaret."

17. On Doing Whatever The Eff You Want (To Your Face)

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"I think women should wear whatever makeup they want for themselves. Makeup should be fun."

18. On Build-A-Bear Puns

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"This is bear-nanas."

19. On Diet, Part 2

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"Grilled cheese makes me feel beautiful."

20. On Ryan Gosling

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"I just really like hearing his viewpoint because I know that it's never going to be tainted. He's very much his own person ... I only met him two years ago when we did 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' but it was like meeting a member of your team or something. I really like his brain ... I immediately felt a kinship with him."

21. On Beauty

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"Confidence is the only key. I know a lot of people who aren't traditionally 'beautiful' - not symmetrical or perfect-bodied or perfect-skinned. But none of that matters because all that shines through is their confidence, humor and comfort with themselves. I can't think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself."

22. On Being A Crappy Liar

"It's like a sculpture stack of those cards in the shape of, I guess it could only be like a salamander?"

23. On The Importance Of Laughter

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"In real life, sometimes it’s uncomfortable for me not to go for the joke. I’ve been looking at that in myself lately. Often, joking for me is a way of diffusing the awkwardness of a situation, so it’s kind of exhilarating to be a part of projects where there’s nothing funny or lighthearted."

24. On Just Being Normal, Man

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I just live my life how I live as a person. I certainly am not, like, a saint or an angel by any means. I’m not anything like that. But I live just how I live. I mean, I have a little paranoia, but that’s about it.

25. On Why Funny Really Matters

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"I just always thought I’d be a comedian. It was way more important to be funny or honest than to look a certain way."

26. On Her Lack Of "GoT" Fandom

"I've only seen 'Orange is the New Black' because I think "Game of Thrones" is a joke show that isn't real. I've never seen an episode, but whenever I see a commercial for it I'm like, 'They're just messing with us. This isn't a show.'"

(JUST KIDDING. THAT'S THE WORST EMMA STONE QUOTE, EVER!)

Happy birthday, girl. Hope it's a great one.

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