6 Best Miley Cyrus Quotes From Interview With Elle
The Elle magazine, Tavi Gevinson interview with Miley Cyrus is perhaps the most realistic, candid and relatable interview we have seen with the pop sensation to date. Maybe it’s because it comes off as just two highly talented young women conversing about the strange world that they have grown up in (which is exactly what it is), or maybe it’s because there has not yet been an interview that has not tried to portray Cyrus as a sex crazed, borderline unstable, pop diva (which she is not). Whatever it is, Cyrus had some pretty profound and relatable things to say in her latest in depth interview, and we are kind of obsessed with them. Here is what we loved.
“I lay in bed at night by myself and I’m totally okay, and that’s so much stronger than the person three years ago, who would have thought they would have died if they didn’t have a boyfriend.”
Who hasn’t felt, after an intense breakup like their world was suddenly an empty, purposeless place? Who hasn’t had to deal with learning to be alone with themselves without feeling lonely? The truth is, this is something that young women deal with everyday, and hearing about a successful person’s experience with this difficulty is more than a little bit comforting.
“It’s a really weird life, because you’re working, but nothing that I’m doing I have to; usually it’s ’cause I want to”
Our generation is just entering into the work force and suddenly we are coming head to head with the decision between genuine passion and success in our careers. Do we sell out and go out and try to make as much money as possible doing something we don’t like? Or do we stick to our morals and do something we love that will make us nothing? Kind of nice to know that Cyrus is going through something similar to this.
“There were so many things I have had to say sorry for that I wasn’t sorry about.”
One of the most admirable things about Cyrus is that she is completely, unapologetically herself. The face of our “sorry not sorry” generation.
“I sit with a lot of old people that try to get me to explain culture. I’m like, “I don’t know how—you’re just not living in the same world I’m living in.”
Miley sums up the divide between our generation and the previous one perfectly. Their inability to understand our values and actions is completely un-crossable. We simply think differently than they do.
“Guy rappers grab their crotch all f***ing day and have hos around them, but no one talks about it. But if I grab my crotch and I have hot model bitches around me, I’m degrading women?”
There has been a lot of talk about feminism in the music industry lately. Everything from Katy Perry’s embarrassingly incorrect definition of feminism to Jennifer Lopez’ attempt to embody it in her video for “I Luh Ya Papi”, but Cyrus hits the topic right where it hurts. The question is, why are we still living in a world where only women get questioned for their portrayal of their own sexuality?
“There’s nothing worse than being fake happy.”
Cyrus’ candid response about her struggles with depression is one of the most relatable and realistic parts of the interview. For anyone who has struggled with the disorder, we urge you to take a look at the interview.