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All Quotes by author - Nell Scovell
" Albert Brooks. Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Larry David. The best comedic actors play broad and real simultaneously, coming across as both larger than life and all too human. "
" An executive producer with an all-male writing staff once inadvertently revealed his deep, dark fear. While discussing a full-time position for me, he mused out loud, 'I wonder if having a woman in the room will change everything.' Of course, what he really meant was: 'I wonder if having a woman in the room will change me.' "
" An ocean of ink - real and virtual - has been spilled critiquing the appearance of female politicians. "
" Arts are a luxury, proof that a civilization has risen above 'politics and war.' "
" At 26, I was single, living in Manhattan, and working as a journalist at 'Vanity Fair.' I was Carrie Bradshaw... in sensible shoes. "
" Blondness is a core Trump-family value: Both Donald Jr. and Eric got the memo and married blondes. "
" Broad City's first season is full of moments that are insane... and yet make total sense. "
" By June 1990, I'd racked up 'written by' credits on both 'Newhart' and 'The Simpsons.' "
" Constant exercise can keep the body trim and taut, but the face is another thing. "
" Early on in my career, I was often the only woman in the room, writing for shows like 'Late Night with David Letterman,' 'The Simpsons,' 'Newhart,' and 'Coach,' and sometimes I'd feel like I didn't belong. "
" Even when powerful men stumble, they inspire fear. "
" Everyone - male and female - is biased. But no one wants to admit it, so our brains search for examples that disprove the accusation. "
" Feminists cried, 'Sexism!' when New York Senator Hillary Clinton was judged not by the content of her character but by the color of her pantsuits. "
" For me, TV had always been a medium for entertainment. "
" For thirty years, I've been hearing that it's getting better for women. And until I see statistical proof over enough years that that's true, I won't believe it. "
" Garry Shandling's stand-up specials were masterpieces of tightly crafted stories that delivered both hard jokes and hard truths. He was neurotic and self-deprecating, and his observations on life cut deep. "
" Give me a rock, and I will roll it. "
" Given the long history of global anti-Semitism and continued calls for the destruction of Israel, it's tough to be a Jew. "
" Hated 'The Imitation Game.' Totally inaccurate. A gay man with a messy room? Don't buy it. "
" Hollywood is built on relationships, and the way you keep relationships is by playing nice. "
" Hollywood is hard on everyone, but it really is harder on women and people of color. "
" Howard Dean is no longer the brilliant mastermind of the Fifty State Strategy that enabled the Democrats to storm the White House and Congress. He's the idiot wearing an ugly sweatshirt. "
" I basically lived like a guy for, certainly, the first decade of my career, and I just wanted to blend in. "
" I'd like to see David Letterman adopt the inclusion rider on his Netflix show. "
" I fantasize about the networks making a rule that each show's writing staff needs to reflect the gender and racial makeup of its audience. "
" If I were to write a sequel to 'Lean In' for men, I would call it 'Make Room.' "
" If necessity is the mother of invention, urgency is the uncle of change. Without it, progress slows and then stops and then reverses. "
" If women who don't help women get a special circle in hell, I think women who do help women should get a special cloud in heaven. "
" I have a husband who didn't just resign himself to staying home but was happy to be the primary parent. "
" I learned not to get too happy about good news or too distraught about bad. "
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