“What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden, and it’s not. And a lot of the time, it’s what makes you great. So, I kind of sound like I live in a van down by the river right now.”

“You’re a human being, you live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damn red velvet cupcake.”

“Flaws are my favorite part of people, usually.”

“I’m not great about my hair. And I have, like, feathers where hair should be! It’s really, really fine. My hair is a battle. It’s an uphill, fine, baby-haired battle.”

“I remind myself to be kind to myself and, as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I’d want to treat a daughter of mine. It really helps.”

“I think this is a wonderful time for women. I think the tide is turning, and there are so many brave, authentic, strong, and funny and vulnerable and exciting women in every industry right now.”

“You’re a human being—you live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damn red velvet cupcake.”

“I’m into grilled cheese. Grilled cheese makes me feel beautiful!”

“What’s strange about the way my brain functions is that the only thing that has ever made me feel calm is knowing clearly what I want.”

“I do find that I’m drawn to people in my life, romantically or not, that have something to teach me. I’m drawn to people who I feel like I can learn from. I’m not really drawn to toxic people—I don’t find myself discovering that someone in my life is toxic very often. But there is some sense of being changed by each person that I think I’m drawn to.”

“I won’t make a bucket list because I’m so afraid that I’ll die and then people will find my bucket list and be like, ‘Oh, she didn’t get to do that….’ There is stuff that I’d like to do or experience but nothing that would crush me if it didn’t happen.”

“I think my ultimate goal at the end of the day is to make my parents laugh. Maybe that is what this is all about: a roundabout way of trying of trying to entertain my parents, just like I did in the living room when I was a kid.”

“The thing is, my ultimate role model is Diane Keaton, and not because she didn’t drink or didn’t smoke, but because she has always been totally honest about herself, warts, neuroses, and all. Sure, I make a whole lot of mistakes and drink too much wine sometimes, but I just want to be myself and live like a regular human being.”

“I think I’m a type A personality who’s trying to convince herself she’s type B. I micromanage.”

“Sugar, wine, and black-tar heroin. That’s pretty much it, the heroin, the sugar, and the wine—nothing too crazy.”

“I always thought it was more important to be funny or honest than to look a certain way.”

“When I sit in my house for too long, I think too much—but I really like sitting in my house.”

“My favorite bit of wisdom is that if you knew everyone’s story, you would love them. You can’t really hate anyone if you know everything that happened to them between their birth and now, why they became the way they became, why they have walls up or down. If you truly know someone, you’d get it.”

[On her internet fame]: “Don’t let me become a GIF!”

[On the best advice Bill Murray gave her]: “He told me to keep some things I love just for me. The idea is to have some things that you don’t feel like you need to share with the world. To have some things that are only yours.”

“Success is such a fleeting thing. I’ve seen how the careers of people I look up to ebb and flow, so I don’t get carried away by it.”

“My revenge has only ever been in silence. My mom has always told me, ‘Kill them with kindness,’ because being nice is a way to get at people who have done you wrong. With revenge, I’ve never felt like it’s worth the energy. Silence is better. If you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all, right?”

“You won’t hear me saying I have no body issues because I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t.”

[On Jennifer Lawrence]: “She is so inspiring to me, and I am so grateful that she exists in the world, as someone who is authentic and who has not bent to fit any idea of what a woman should be like in that kind of position.”

[On why she’s not a Game of Thrones fan]: “I think Game of Thrones is a joke show that isn’t real. I’ve never seen an episode, but whenever I see a commercial for it I’m like, They’re just messing with us. This isn’t a show.”

“I’ve always loved acting and improv and sketch comedy and theater, which I did at a local youth theater.”

“I think ‘Saturday Night Live’, starting in the 1970s, really gave women an outlet to be funny. A lot of those women went on to have film careers, from Kristen Wiig now to Tina Fey and Gilda Radner.”

“I mean, I haven’t been around very long. I can’t expect everyone to have seen ‘The House Bunny’. Oh God. I am having such waves of internal embarrassment, which now I’m admitting on a tape recorder. This is so one of the things I should keep in my head.”

“Comedy was my sport. It taught me how to roll with the punches. Failure is the exact same as success when it comes to comedy because it just keeps coming. It never stops.”

“The only movie I can watch on a loop, over and over, is ‘Help’, the Beatles movie. It’s so funny and irreverent and great.”

“I was a good-looking kid. I never felt, like, dorky. I was just like, ‘Yup, these are my braces. I’ve had them forever.'”

“I did a lot of theater growing up, and I was lucky to be raised in a family that was very accepting, so someone being gay was never odd or off-putting to me.”

“Comedy’s my first love. I love that so much. You play comedy in drama, too. The difference between genres doesn’t really change the method of acting.”

“Just because I don’t have a college degree doesn’t mean I am not smart!”

“I think there are plenty of soulmates out there. That’s what I choose to believe.”

“My parents are both very funny but they’re also relatively soft-spoken, normal human beings while I’m just a lunatic. I don’t know where this loud, ballsy, hammy ridiculousness came from. I’m just glad I followed my goals and my parents did too. It’s not like we even had a plan when I dragged my mom to Los Angeles.”

“My life is PG-13 sometimes, and I really want Josh Grogan to propose to me, and he just won’t do it.”

“I used to spray tan a lot when I was a teenager. The last time I got spray-tanned was for the Golden Globes. And I was like, ‘I love spray-tanning so much.’ I still really like it. But it definitely makes me look like I have leprosy, after a point.”

“Running is bad for your knees, and I like to do things I actually enjoy, like going for a swim.”

[On Ryan Gosling]: “I just really like hearing his viewpoint because I know that it’s never going to be tainted. He’s very much his own person … I only met him two years ago when we did ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ but it was like meeting a member of your team or something. I really like his brain … I immediately felt a kinship with him.”

[On Justin Bieber songs]: “I don’t even think I know a whole chorus.”

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