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" You make a first impression and people never forget it. If people want to think of me as the wacky 'Juno' lady forever, I could think of worse ways to be labeled. "
" The primary job for women in Hollywood is still super-attractive actress. That is the most high-profile women's job in Hollywood. "
" Somebody asked me earlier if I thought it was really important to tell stories about women's struggles. And I said yes, but at the same time, it's also important to tell stories about women's triumphs, women being slackers, women being criminals, women being heroes. "
" Put your blog out into the world and hope that your talent will speak for itself. "
" It doesn't matter if they're in front of the camera or behind the camera. I know women who are producers who are surviving on nothing but juice and almonds. "
" You know, it shouldn't just be about women as heroic figures overcoming things, it just needs to be about women in general getting the opportunity to play a multitude of roles, telling a multitude of stories - just to express human experience from a woman's perspective. I hope, someday, we can get to that point. I'm all about representation. "
" In the past, I'll admit, I've enjoyed being compared to the protagonists in my screenplays. "
In The Past
" I think sometimes people really require the satisfaction of closure. "
" I absolutely relate to being alone in squalor, trying to come up with something adequate. I relate to that, and I've been known to crawl out of bed and drink out of a 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke. "
" If I want to get a taste of beach culture, I'll fire up my season 2 DVD of 'Beverly Hills, 90210.' "
" I appreciate the positivity of those 'year of the woman' articles - it's good to get that energy out there - but at the same time, in Hollywood it's not happening yet. "
" Honestly, this will never happen because she's so much classier than me, but I would love to work with Sofia Coppola. "
" There's something about a roller coaster that triggers strong feelings, maybe because most of us associate them with childhood. They're inherently cinematic; the very shape of a coaster, all hills and valleys and sickening helices, evokes a human emotional response. "
" The public's appetite for frothy, flippant blondes has waned, but Paris Hilton still fascinates me. "
" I had the experience last year of directing my first feature while I had a 1-year-old son and while I was also pregnant, so I am now well aware of the difficulties women who are rearing children face when they're also trying to make headway in mainstream of film. "
" The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. "
" I just want to be able to keep my house and pay for my son's school tuition in Los Angeles. "
" I always say when you write a book, you're a 'one-man band.' Whereas, when you finish a screenplay, it's just a sketch. "
" I feel like I'm part of a generation of people who are stuck in the past and are really self-absorbed. I mean, we're actually taking pictures of ourselves and posting them on Facebook, and keeping in touch with people that should have been out of our lives 15 years ago. "
" There's something magical about spending a Sunday night watching real people at a deli, then watching fake people pretending to be real on TV, then engaging in (arguably) false interaction with (arguably) real people on the Internet. Never at any prior point in time has this been possible. "
" I am actually able to do other things. I'm not just this writer. "
" I myself identify as a recovering Blockhead. You'd be surprised how many twenty- and thirty-something hipster chicks have the NKOTB skeleton in their closet, albeit artfully concealed by stacks of Ksubi skinny jeans and ironic Judas Priest T-shirts. "
" To enjoy being famous, you need to have a screw loose. "
" I'm glad that as a 33-year-old working mother, I can still choose to wear a Hello Kitty T-shirt or stay up late scrolling through the Twitter feed of my junior-high crush. "
" I have never been an ambitious person, and my participation in this industry is a fluke, but only male writers can afford to be coy and self-deprecating. "