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" All the big successes of my career have been ideas that, on paper, you think, 'Well nobody's going to go for this because that genre is so dead.' "
" All the things I have done at one point or another have fallen out of fashion, and there's nothing better than trying to bring something back to life. "
" As a showrunner, you can never be a 'maybe.' When I do movies, there is a lot of, 'Maybe' and, 'Let's investigate that.' But for TV, it has to be yes or no. "
" At the end of the day, a divorce is a divorce, and a break-up is a break-up. They are essentially small matters of the heart. They are human stories. "
" Even though 'Glee' is sometimes a hard road, I am very excited about writing a multi-year arc. "
" For me, growing up in Indiana with cornfields and churches, I was always very intrigued by the Academy Awards - they were a big event. That was the one night of the year when all of the glittering movie stars got together, and I used to love that night because, as a child, it was a way to dream for me. "
" For me, the saddest thing in the world is always lost potential. That is always the most heartbreaking thing, when there's something left to be mined from a situation or a person that goes unexplored; that's a tragedy to me. "
" Here's the thing: When you tell somebody, 'I love you. I have always loved your work, and I want to show people a different side of you,' it's sort of an interesting thing that in my case, I've been very lucky, where they're like, 'OK.' "
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" I actually think actors both are drawn to playing real-life historical people and are terrified. "
" I am not going to do anything unless I am afraid of it. "
" I believe most people don't go into show business unless they've been majorly unloved as a child. "
" I came of age during AIDS and the terror of that and the sadness and the death and the overwhelming despair. "
" I'd never had a mentor in Hollywood. Men have always been in control of the business, and they usually mentor people who are like them - but two inches shorter. "
" I don't think there's ever a winner in a feud. It's about emotional pain and an inability to conquer the pain. "
" I do work with a lot of women in my company, and I write a lot of roles for women over 40. I think, in 'Feud' alone, we have 15 roles for women over 40, which I'm very proud about. "
" I feel every day that everything I create - everything I do - I want it to be a risk. "
" I feel like I grew up in such a big way in the past couple of years, in a way that I never thought I would. You can't be the enfant terrible when you have the enfant at home. "
" I find that women are much more comfortable showing their emotion and inviting you into their emotional landscape. "
" I formed this thing called the Half Foundation, and what I tried to do is quantify hiring practices in Hollywood. Half the population is women, so half of the storytellers should be women. Fifty percent of all the directors in my company are women, and it will forever be that way. "
" If you look at 'American Horror Story' or 'Crime Story,' these are visceral, action-packed, sometimes bloody episodes of television. They're not 'feminine.' They're not about sexy women sitting around looking beautiful, drinking lattes. These episodes are calling cards to show companies like Marvel, 'Look, women can do these kind of movies.' "
" I had a very rocky, difficult, emotional childhood with my parents. "
" I had been accepted to film school, but my parents couldn't afford it, and yet they made too much money for me to get a scholarship. "
" I lean into fear because I feel like that excites me as an artist. "
" I'll ask the writers' room who they voted for Emmy awards, but I'll never ask who they voted for president. "
" I love actors, but I really love actresses, and I really love actresses whose work touched and informed my coming-up years. "
" I love crispy, cool sheets. "
" I loved musicals, and I loved Barbra Streisand, and I loved Louis Malle. My tastes were very bizarre, but the thing they all had in common is that they took me out of my life and made me feel something. "
" I love 'Girls' on HBO because it's brave and cool. "
" I love Larry Kramer's advocacy, and I love him as a person, and I think young people need to see that story. "
" I love Olivia De Havilland. She is forever a lady. "
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