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" It's funny; before I started writing professionally, I had a job logging video footage for behind-the-scenes footage for special features. "
" Love takes a lot of work. "
" Some people have interpreted the title of the show - 'Love' - as ironic. For me, it's sincere. The idea that we have to agree with love is a genuine statement about love. "
" I love watching movies. That's, like, my favorite thing to do with friends. "
" 'Cannonball Run II' - you watch that, and it looks like they're having a good time, but it's not necessarily a masterpiece. "
" With so much of what I write, I'm just constantly wondering out loud, 'Do other people feel this way?' "
" If I'm not emotionally stable, should I put myself in a relationship? Because wouldn't that mean that I'm just using it as a distraction from my problems? "
" My mom did this really cool thing: when 'Pulp Fiction' came out on video, she made, like, a 'mommy edit.' She took two VCRs and dubbed 'Pulp Fiction' from one tape to the next and edited out all the parts she thought were unsuitable for a kid. It was basically, like, the opening and ending credits. "
" It's been a challenge for me my whole life in that my insides don't necessarily match my outsides... People try to strike up a conversation with me about Dungeons & Dragons or comic books, and I'm like, 'I can't. I'm sorry.' "
" It's a lot of people's goal to be the lead in a movie, and that was never my goal. I just wanted to be the third banana in an ensemble comedy. "
" The thing I always liked about 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' was Pee-wee's, obviously, an oddball, but nobody in that universe points a finger at him and goes, 'Look at the weirdo!' I think that's why weirdo, arty kids like it so much: because it's sort of like a utopia. "
" The first text I ever got was somebody breaking plans on a first date. That was, like, the worst way to be introduced to a new technology is with rejection. "
" I think it's sort of rare in TV shows or movies to see people being vulnerable. That's sort of scary to an audience. "
" It's tough - and I'm not the first person to say this - but cliches exist because they actually happen in real life. "
" I don't really like the term 'honest.' "
" I'm sure that it's a universal experience, but I wonder if it gets exacerbated more in Los Angeles, where people are constantly looking over at the other people, going, 'Why don't I have that? I want that. Their table looks warmer.' "
" If you watch most of the stuff on TV and in movies, it's usually put-down humor. It's like somebody being mean or cynical or thoughtless to another person. I never wanted to be that type of comedian. "
" I came of age right around the time that the sort of priced-to-own VHS world began, and so the movies that you really enjoyed, you were able to kind of watch as many times as you wanted. "
" It made me proud to know I'd join a long gallery of actors covered in blood in movies. "
" Me and my comedy writer friends talk a lot about how we love 'Die Hard,' but we'll never be able to write 'Die Hard.' "
" Most relationships probably start with people going, 'Meh, it's probably best not to be embarking in this relationship.' We do it, though, because our brains are wired to make babies or whatever. "
" The thing that I get most excited about is that it does feel like a new realm of storytelling is being created before everybody's eyes. You can do something that's not exactly a movie and not exactly a TV show, something in between. "
" I remember watching Quentin Tarantino accept an Academy Award for screenwriting for 'Pulp Fiction.' If I'd known then that 15 years later one of his movies would again be nominated for an Oscar and I'd be in it - that would be pretty crazy. "
" My sweet spot, the stuff I like the most, is hopeful melancholy. Optimistic melancholy. "
" At one point, I just decided that it might be more creatively rewarding to put my time into writing on stuff that I could really be proud of rather than trying to get a one-episode part on 'Modern Family' or something. "
" It's such a thrill in a relationship to be able to collaborate creatively. It's very romantic, and I like it. "
" Writing on 'Love' is so steeped in self-analysis. The writer's room can feel like therapy. "
" I want to give every single character the dimensions and complexity of a main character. "
" I think the desire to be funny was a mixture of wanting to be liked but also wanting to throw your elbows a bit. "
" Judd Apatow and Paul Reubens are two people who I'd be more than happy to learn from because I think they're geniuses at what they do. "
" I grew up in Iowa, so I would go hunting. I took a hunter's safety course in eighth grade to get extra credit in school. "