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" Academy Awards don't really solve anything. "
" Women have to take more control of their careers. They can't just wait to be cast in a film. "
" Paul Hicks is the only guy The Beatles will allow to arrange, mix and engineer their music, so he did the Cirque du Soleil 'Love' show. "
" You can have ambiguity in television that you are not allowed in film... at least in Hollywood studio films. "
" As soon as you're finished shooting, you have to go into the edit room and choose all of the shots that you're going to commit to because the visual effects vendor has to get it because they'll spend months on it. So, you're editing out of sequence before you've gotten a film for the movie and the performances. "
" The woman who runs the Pennsylvania Innocence Project told me that there's a man she's been trying to get out of prison for 26 years. Every night before she goes to bed, she thinks, 'What is he doing?' She says you don't sleep. And yet, she has the greatest sense of humor and this light that comes out of her. "
" There is a musical rhythm to great writing, especially if it's performed correctly. "
" The thing that I love is human behavior - why people do what they do, who they are, and the choices that they make - and that has to always be plot driven. "
" I'm very much interested in doing actual theater. "
" I think musical theater fans - obsessive fans - are very much like Comic Con fans in our personalities. We're very possessive, and we're very obsessive, and we're very critical. So don't screw with our stuff. "
" 'The Last Five Years' was a musical in 2002, and it's a deconstruction of a marriage. "
" The territory has changed, and a lot of really good actors want to do cable series, but they don't necessarily want to do network TV and make the commitment of 22 episodes or whatever. They find that the liberties and the creative freedoms that you get in cable is more interesting to them than the censorship of a network show. "
" I had to audition as an actor, and I got so tired of doing the same monologues over and over, so I started writing my own, and then I started selling them to other actors. "
" If I can make a living as a writer, I can do anything. "
" I'm a dramatist. "
" I really like Rosamund Pike very much. "
" Sondheim is my god; I love the man. I learned a great deal about writing from his work, his lyrics, and his structure. "
" The death penalty issue is obviously a divisive one. But whether one is for or against, you can not deny the basic illogic - if we know the system is flawed, if we know there are innocent people on Death Row, then until the system is reformed, should we not abandon the death penalty to protect those who are innocent? "
" TV is where a writer can write his novel. "
" My true nature, I believe, is writing. "
" It's not uncommon to have chaotic writers' rooms. "
" Every marriage is weird! That's what it is - we just all need to start embracing the fact that there is no normal. "
" I've always shot on film, but the times are changing. "
" I tend to believe, when you're in a relationship, if you don't fight, it's not a real relationship. You have to have arguments and tensions, otherwise I don't believe it. "
" I just really have an affinity for women. Watching them go through journeys is more interesting to me than watching men. "