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" Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino gave me such a gift with 'Bunheads,' and to give me this gift of going on 'Gilmore Girls' was beyond. It was awesome. "
" I grew up sort of a geeky, tall kid, and I think I was always the one trying to make my friends laugh. "
" I don't think of myself as a dancer. I think of myself as a singer-actress who moves really well. "
" I'm a T-shirts, sweatpants, and jeans kind of gal; I dress really simply and comfortably. But one of the things I love about being an actor is that I get to wear amazing costumes. "
" Well, I was such a huge fan of Amy Sherman-Palladino and of 'Gilmore Girls.' "
" I have my little craft bag that I bring with me to set everywhere I go. "
" I used to cross-stitch because my mom cross-stitched. "
" I really do believe that youth comes from how you look at the world. "
" I was a very outgoing, gregarious, full-of-energy kid. "
" I don't deny myself anything - I do whatever I want in the moment - but I feel like moderation is the thing that can really sustain you for the rest of your life. "
" Every character I've played is goofy, but it has to have some type of reality. "
" I'm single. I just moved to a new city. I'm sort of starting over. I'm in Los Angeles. I don't really know what my life is right now. It's not what I thought it'd be at 37, and I think a lot of people can relate to that. "
" When I was growing up, everyone dressed the same. You had to have bootcut pants and chunky heels. "
" There's a reason I'm on a show called 'Younger,' because I still think... in every aspect of my life, I'm five or 10 years behind in my mind. "
" I'm a fan of originals and classics, but I'm also a fan of new ideas. "
" I'm used to working hard. Theater can be very grueling, and that's all I've ever known. It's what I've done for 20 years, which is crazy. "
" And, as an adult, I tried skiing, and I ended up in tears. "
" It's weird to have leisure - to have time off. I'm not used to it. "
" I think a lot of your 20s is trying to figure out who you are - you're on your own; you've got you first job. You've got your first apartment. You're living away from your parents. You're just discovering who you are. "
" I loved New York, but I never quite felt like New York was my home either. "
" I only tweet about food and silly things, but it's really fascinating because I get a lot of response on Twitter, and I'm always looking at the type of people who write me on there, and it is such a variety. "
" I've done some TV and I've done a lot of theater, obviously, and the last character I played on Broadway was a very fast-talking broad. I'm used to learning material and words. "
" I'm incredibly hopeful - in many ways, still very naive. I think a lot of that has helped me. My sort of naivete has sort of gotten me in trouble at times, but I haven't stopped myself from doing things. "
" I'd had the theater background for so long that I know that world inside out; I just didn't know the pace of how a TV set works, like how a show shoots. "
" One thing I think I'm really proud of is that I started taking care of my skin at a young age. "
" Coming from the theatre, I have played some fabulous characters where I get to wear gowns, and I get to be a princess or someone from the 1920s, or I get to wear showgirl costumes. I'm used to wearing a wardrobe that changes how I feel. It's a bit of an outside-in approach - so often, the clothing can reveal so much about a character. "
" I was so grateful to work on 'Bunheads.' We had so much material, and everything was so rapid-fire, and I developed - through theater too, I developed a really great work ethic. I think preparing for both of them is just that - you come to set ready to go, ready to play. You know your lines. You're ready to work. "
" So I'm studying ballet every day and really training so people will see me as a ballet dancer, which no one's seen before. "
" I try to have a very optimistic outlook on life. I try not to take anything too seriously. I try to - and I do - find a ton of joy and happiness in my life, and I think that helps you stay youthful. "
" I think everybody has something that takes them away or makes them happier. To some people it's baseball or sports or knitting or the movies. "
" I'm like a little Pollyanna. I look at the world with rose-colored glasses. "