Zoe Kazan Quotes

  • I love bad movies, whereas going to the theater for me is a painful experience. I think it's really hard to sit and watch actors do something live and have it not go well.
  • I think movies have much more magic than the theater. Theater can be a magical experience, but movies thrust their subjectivity on you in a more profound way.
  • I grew up in L.A., and I don't think I've seen L.A. onscreen in a way that felt real to me. There are definitely movies, but they are few and far between.
  • I took a writing class in college, liked it, and my first year out of school I couldn't get a job, so I wrote a play.
  • You set up the story, but the characters start talking, and they go places that you didn't expect. You have to follow.
  • I have mad luck. I'm super-good at games like backgammon or anything that requires rolling dice.
  • And when I get bored, it's like the worst parts of me come out. I really veer to self-destructive tendencies quickly.
  • In New York you can just walk out and be among people. You're on the subway among people, you go to cafes, you can talk to people.
  • I hate going to bed. I read scripts, clean, listen to the radio - I've fallen asleep to 'This American Life' more times than I can count!
  • When I look back, I can say that the summer when I was 19 was a formative time for me. But at the time I just thought I was making tofu every night for dinner and going to work.
  • I think most actors jump at the chance to do something where the camera's on them all the time.
  • I'm used to very low-budget situations. In 'The Exploding Girl,' we were literally changing in Starbucks because we didn't have trailers.
  • I've always really been interested in the Pygmalion myth and both what it has to say about creativity and what it has to say about relationships between men and women.
  • I never wanted to be a playwright.
  • I always wrote. My parents are writers. It just seemed like something people did.
  • Anytime that I've felt uninspired, I don't force myself to sit down and write. I only do it when I feel the impulse.
  • I really love people. I love to meet people. I'm curious about people.
  • But my family's really close and I was interested in what Mommy and Daddy did for a living. So when Mommy and Daddy had a script that wasn't totally age inappropriate, they would let me read it. And we would talk about it.
  • Well, I have a sister that I'm very close with, and that relationship is probably the most intense relationship of my life to date, probably of my life, period.
  • And I think the female creative urge is intrinsically biologically linked to our ability to give birth to a child, even if we've never... I've never given birth, but I feel like it's part of our psychology.
  • I think action should be revealed through character, so if you have a plot problem, it's probably a character problem.
  • Nothing's going to come to you by sitting around and waiting for it.
  • I find playwriting really painful. I love it, or I wouldn't do it, but I don't love the theater as much as I love movies.