joss whedon Quotes

The master plan does not have a master plan. Television ultimately finds itself, and after it finds itself, it finds itself changing.
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— Joss Whedon
I don't have a ton of enemies. I get along with people pretty well when I'm not annoying them to death.
tags: death enemies people enemy
— Joss Whedon
I never give up on anything, because you come back around, and suddenly the thing you thought you'd never do is relevant.
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— Joss Whedon
My dad would go to work every day and write in a room full of funny people. He enjoyed it. I know great writers who find the process agonising but to me, writing has always been sheer joy.
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— Joss Whedon
I don't tend to write straight dramas where real life just impinges. But because I don't, when I do, it is very interesting to slap people in the face with just an absolute of life.
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— Joss Whedon
Wonder Woman isn't Spider-man or Batman. She doesn't have a town, she has a world. That was more interesting to me than a kind of contained, rote superhero franchise.
tags: women world wonder
— Joss Whedon
You learn something every time you make a mistake.
tags: time mistakes learn
— Joss Whedon
Personally, the NSA collecting data on me freaks me out. It totally freaks me out. And yet I'm from the generation that wants to put a GPS in their kids so I always know where they are.
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— Joss Whedon
I've had so much success. I had something to say, I got to say it, people heard it, and they agreed. That's every artist's dream. That's the brass ring.
tags: people dreams success artist
— Joss Whedon
If somebody is in a story, they need to be there for a reason, and not just to set up somebody else's story.
tags: stories
— Joss Whedon
I would love to give you a more in-depth coherent explanation of my view of the soul, and if I had one I would. The soul and my concept of it are as ephemeral as anybody's, and possibly more so.
tags: soul
— Joss Whedon
The secret to multitasking is that it isn't actually multitasking. It's just extreme focus and organization.
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— Joss Whedon
I would like to have as much going on as other people do, but my problem is I get so attached to things, and there's my kids, and I need my sleep, and then there's being married - gotta check in on that, too.
tags: people sleep problem kids
— Joss Whedon
I spent a ton of time alone. I was raised by a feminist; I had a terrifying father and oppressively scary and mean brothers. We had a farm. The rule was between breakfast and lunch you weren't allowed to make a sound.
tags: time alone rules father breakfast
— Joss Whedon
I'm not big on regret; I don't spend a lot of time on it.
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— Joss Whedon
I had older brothers, and I don't think there's anything worse than an older brother. They pretty much told me the end of everything they got to see before I did.
— Joss Whedon
I like to think that I'm a populist entertainer, but I'm a little bit idiosyncratic, and sometimes the networks wouldn't really roll with that.
— Joss Whedon
I've been in this business for a long while, but it's not like I've been waiting tables. Since I started writing, I've only worked on things that I love. I've had a lot of heartbreak, but you don't become an artist and not expect that.
tags: writing artist business
— Joss Whedon
I used to write chronologically when I started, from beginning to end. Eventually I went, 'That's absurd; my heart is in this one scene, therefore I must follow it.'
tags: heart write
— Joss Whedon
There are two things that interest me - and they're both power, ultimately. One is not having it and one is abusing it.
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— Joss Whedon
On one level, I must never lose touch with my audience. But I must, at some point, stop trying to get everybody to like me, and be true to the thing I think I need to say.
tags: true
— Joss Whedon
Something like 'Much Ado' happens, and even 'Avengers' happens because of the years of building connections and doing the work and proving yourself.
tags: work year
— Joss Whedon
The musicals that I love on stage are generally meant for the stage.
— Joss Whedon
I usually write things in my head before I ever write them down. When I write it out, usually I've already figured out what it is I'm trying to do.
tags: write
— Joss Whedon
Shakespeare's language does not require a British accent. It requires a facility with language, and that's all.
tags: language
— Joss Whedon
I loved working with 'The Avengers' cast and we had a great time, but it was a job, and they had other commitments during that job, so they would go off and do other things.
tags: time job commitment
— Joss Whedon
I don't like uncertainty. I don't play poker. I don't like bluffing.
— Joss Whedon
The people who feel the most strongly about something will turn on you the most vociferously if they feel you've let them down.
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— Joss Whedon
I always believe in just have as much fun as you can so that when you're in the part that you hate, there's a light at the end of the tunnel, that you're close to finished.
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— Joss Whedon
The fact is some people really love my work, some people not so much, but at the end of the day, I don't want anybody coming out of the movie thinking about me.
tags: people work facts movie thinking
— Joss Whedon
The problem for me is that 'Watchmen,' one of the great comics of all time, is a look at superheroes that has gone beyond the concept of or necessity for superheroes.
tags: time problem gone
— Joss Whedon
I've often said there's no such thing as a track record in TV. I seen people who created things much more successful than mine treated like dirt.
tags: people successful
— Joss Whedon
My first gig ever was writing looplines for a movie that had already been made. You know, writing lines over somebody's back to explain something, to help make a connection, to add a joke, or to just add babble because the people are in frame and should be saying something.
tags: people help saying movie writing
— Joss Whedon
I just love language. I mean, I love it. I love stage directions. Any opportunity to write. I hadn't written in so long, I get very crazy and miserable. I - it's like not seeing my kids: I can't do it for very long.
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— Joss Whedon
I was never a games night guy, but at some point, social interaction starts to freak me out. So when there's a point, it's easier for me to see the people I love and hang out and try to have fun.
tags: people night fun games
— Joss Whedon
I have a pathological fear of confrontation. I'm working on that.
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— Joss Whedon
I never write anything without humor, just because I like humor, but at the same time, it is a way for anything fantastical to become relatable.
tags: humor time write
— Joss Whedon
Why anybody gets my sense of humor I never know, but I do know that when they do, I keep them as close as I possibly can.
tags: humor
— Joss Whedon
When people say to me, 'Why are you so good at writing at women?' I say, 'Why isn't everybody?'
tags: people writing
— Joss Whedon
I am not a fan of referencing your own work when it's in a different universe than what you're doing. That, to me, is a wink at the audience, and winking isn't actually cool when you're not, like, 10.
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— Joss Whedon
joss whedon
Birth    : June 23, 1964
Occupation  : Screenwriter

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