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" My favorite part of Comic-Con? The groupies. "
" I don't know a lot of show runners. I mean I met a lot of them in picket lines. I'm not part of a, like, secret society or pickup basketball game. As far as I'm concerned, pick-up basketball games are secret societies. They confuse me. I've never been a networker or I've never been very social. "
" 'The Dark Knight,' for me, has the same problem that every other 'Batman' movie has. It's not about Batman. I think Heath Ledger is just phenomenal and the character of the Joker is beautifully written. He has a particular philosophy that he carries throughout the movie. He has one of the best bad guy schemes. "
" I was not popular in school, and I was definitely not a ladies' man. And I had a very painful adolescence, because it was all very strange to me. It wasn't like I got beat up, but the humiliation and isolation, and the existential 'God, I exist, and nobody cares' of being a teenager were extremely pronounced for me. "
" I never give up on anything, because you come back around, and suddenly the thing you thought you'd never do is relevant. "
" Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women. "
" You learn something every time you make a mistake. "
" The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel, he's going to keep digging, he's going to keep trying to do right and make up for what's gone before, just because that's who he is. "
" I've been to two festivals in my life, and I've never been to Toronto. I haven't really been making festival movies. This is new territory for me. "
" The secret to multitasking is that it isn't actually multitasking. It's just extreme focus and organization. "
" What I love most about icons is finding out what's behind them, exploring the price of their power. "
" You know, the thing that I do to waste time is think of things I want to make. That's how my mind is employed. "
" Absolutely eat dessert first. The thing that you want to do the most, do that. "
" Horror movies don't exist unless you go and see them, and people always will. "
" Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck. "
" Ultimately what I end up writing about is helplessness and the flipside of that, empowerment. "
" Casting is storytelling. "
" Remember to always be yourself. "
" I respect the rules of TV, the rules of keeping things commercial and interesting and pop-y and fun. "
" Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there. "
" My absolute favorite part of Comic-Con is seeing, like, a 'Mass Effect' guy hanging out with a 'Sailor Moon,' and they're just having a great time. "
" Who is to say who is the villain and who is the hero? Probably the dictionary. "
" What I do like is hiking. And that's what filmmaking is. It's a hike. It's challenging and exhausting, and you don't know what the terrain is going to be or necessarily even which direction you're going in... but it sure is beautiful. "
" We are, all of us, incoherent text, and just knowing that - knowing that no matter how much you say, 'I am this' and part of you is not that - means that you can say it. "
" That title, is one of the things I fought for. A lot of people said 'But it's stupid, and it's the title of a comedy movie, and people won't take it seriously,' and I'm sure there are some people who still don't. But for the most part, people do see that we really have a quality show. "