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No one wants to see a tattoo on a stomach.
– Lena Dunham
You know, bad poetry I wrote in high school can still be found on the Internet, and, you know, there’s a Web log of our college newspaper. You know, there’s so many different stages of my creative development are sort of on-record if somebody were to choose to look for them.
I sometimes want to make a book of every tattoo I wanted to get before I actually got a tattoo, because there were so many awful ideas and concepts.
I’m ridiculous in my oversharing; my mom and sister are very open but a little more judicious than me… and my father is a decidedly private person.
I had always written. I had written stories and poems. Then I started writing plays.
None of my actions have ever sort of been motored by the search for a husband or wondering if I was going to have a family someday or wanting to live in a really great house or thinking it would be really great to have a diamond.
I learned that people are much more game to mock their own personas than you would think.
I seriously consider television to be the people’s medium.
I went to an amazing school in Brooklyn called St. Anne’s that’s a really kind of creative hot bed.
It’s very easy for me to say what success is. I think success is connecting with an audience who understands you and having a dialogue with them. I think success is continuing to push yourself forward creatively and not sort of becoming a caricature of yourself.
I love directing scenes that I’m not in because suddenly I really feel like a filmmaker which is a different thing.
When I write I’m never really thinking about themes or the universal.
When it’s low-budget, and you have one other person on the set, you have to make rules.
There’s people who don’t want to see bodies like mine or bodies like their own bodies.
I think breakfast is the one meal when you don’t have to eat animal, maybe.
I feel like a lot of the female relationships I see on TV or in movies are in some way free of the kind of jealousy and anxiety and posturing that has been such a huge part of my female friendships, which I hope lessens a little bit with age.
I would go to work from 9 to 6, go home, nap for two hours, then write from 8 to 2 a.m.
I refresh Twitter as thoughtlessly as some twirl their hair.
I love flawed female characters, duking it out.
I never start anything with a really overt, political, or even exactly artistic mission statement.
It’s almost like when you’re young, your friends take on the romance role, and then guys take on the role of your friends later.
I don’t really read reviews… That’s not where my attention goes.
My weight fluctuates depending on my mood and my current devotion to my fitness routine.
I sort of tend to equate tattoos with prisoners, punks or people with a high level of self-confidence. I don’t necessarily have a covered-in-tattoos personality.
There are so many reactions to art that make sense to me – but ‘ick’ means something.
The work that’s interesting to me in other people is really confessional.
My uncle’s a lawyer and I remember going to see him in court and thinking, ‘That’s cool, too bad I could never be a lawyer.’
Every time I start feeling sexy I trip.
I’m glad if my work can make a difference.
It’s really hard to grow with another person.