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" It's funny because I grew up with the T.V. on 24 hours a day. And the more money I made, the more T.V.s we had. "
" I am paid to dive deeper into my own humanity and do that with other people in collaboration... so that, in and of itself, I just feel like is the greatest privilege in the world. "
" I was born naked. I'm a natural. I'm a natural nude. So I've been on camera naked a lot. "
I Was Born
" The sleeplessness is proven; it eradicates your memory. "
" Oh, I'm pregnant on 'Girls.' "
" I'm basically useless in interviews because I don't remember anything. But I find it very peaceful, actually, because I have a sort of busy mind. I'm like, 'This is great!' "
" My mom grew up in a strict Catholic family and moved to New York and became part of the Warhol factory. "
" When people are struggling, that's a painful place to be in, to not know who you are and where you belong and what you desire. "
" I made a lot of movies that people loved when I was a kid, but I didn't have any real relationship to them. "
" I don't revisit anything unless there's a really good occasion, like BAM screened 'This Is My Life', with Lena Dunham and Nora Ephron before she died. It also screened 'Uncle Buck', so I took my niece. I don't have a TV, so I don't happen upon old movies like you would if you had cable. "
" Going into my 20s, I was uncertain, trying to figure out what my relationship to acting is. "
" I grew up with artists and drag queens. These were just my neighbors and friends and the people who are raising me. "
" Here in America, just as we see such incredible progress happening in one state, we see another state passing absolutely disgusting and oppressive laws against the rights of all sorts of people - transgender people, gay people, women. "
" I had a world of people raising me; it was like a little village. "
" I don't know if I'd say I feel green, but I'm getting to know myself as an actor now in a way that I never did as a kid. "
" I don't watch a lot of T.V. I only watch things via Netflix, so I only watch the things that I'm choosing to watch. "
" My mom was a single mother, raising my sister and me. My mom has an incredible talent for living in the world without traditional structure, and her friend, who was in advertising, put me in a commercial when I was five. It was just to make money. "
" My mother certainly never altered the topics of her conversation based on children being present. "
" It's hard to live in a blind and aimless - or dishonest, rather - narrative when somebody in your family is going farther toward - or at least think they are and say they are - their true self. "
" Everybody I grew up with has incredible self-confidence and self-assurance. We were all loud, outspoken, wild kids and were celebrated for it. "
" Nudity has never been a big deal to me. I sort of grew up with a lot of it in my family. "
" I was never as famous as all these kids. There was no social media. We weren't celebrity-obsessed as a culture. I feel like these kids are under a crazy microscope; they're basically brands. And they eventually implode and act out. They need a break, and they're not getting one. "
" I was raised in a way where there was no distinction between kids and adults. "
" I went to school to study literature and writing, even though I didn't end up really doing that in the end. "
" I often use the word 'magical' to talk about what it feels like on set. "
" The biggest issue that we have to contend with is campaign finance reform. "
" History is weirdly dismissed as not having anything to do with the present moment. "
" I'd started acting as a child. But I wanted to see if it was something my true personality was interested in. I stepped away from offers when I took five years off to go to college. I've only really just decided to whole-heartedly embrace acting. "
" I certainly don't have any boundaries myself, but I think I'm very aware of other people's. "
" I don't think it should be allowed for people to start working at a young age and not take the time to just be living as themselves in the real world, especially now in this new age of new media and the obsession with celebrity. I think it's a real crime. "
" If you needed to borrow a cup of sugar, you knocked on your neighbour's door. "