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    I put myself out there; it's part of my job, and I get it: people will attack me. At first I was thrown off, but now I have a pretty thick skin about it.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  job 
     
    I have trouble actually describing myself because I'm always suspicious of people who start describing themselves. I'm like, "OK, why are you trying to tell me what you are?"
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people 
     
    I want to be where your heart is home I want to see you with the light in the morning There's never been such a beautiful warning to me, to me
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: heart  beautiful 
     
    I actually did a lot of improvised movies or movies that were partially improvised.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: movie 
     
    I can't even remember the first time I started singing.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: time 
     
    After staring at origami directions long enough, you sort of become one with them and start understanding them from the inside.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I've had experiences where I wasn't allowed to change words around at all because you have to say everything, exactly as written on the page. That's not fun for me. For me, part of being an actor is being able to contribute to a character's rhythms. If there's room to explore, you find a happy medium.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I've never pursued a role. I always hear stories about actors going after parts and I'm, like, 'How do they do that?' It seems so weird. It seems like a total myth or something.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: stories 
     
    The red-carpet thing of premieres and parties is probably my least favourite part of my job.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: job 
     
    It's interesting, because as a musician, I don't feel like I need to be on the top of the pop charts.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I grew up believing my sister was from the planet Neptune and had been sent down to Earth to kill me. I believed this because my sister Emily convinced me of it when I was a toddler. I think she'd seen Invasion of the Body Snatchers and her imagination ran away with her. There's a part of me that still believes it.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    No, I've been singing forever. I started out doing musicals. I think that was part of the reason why they gave me the part, because I sang.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: forever 
     
    I mean, the idea that it might help somebody out or help somebody make the decision to become a stewardess or otherwise... No, that's one of the nice things about making music or making movies, is that art does have the power to affect people. I feel really privileged to be a part of that.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  power  decision  help  movie  music  ideas 
     
    In a sense, I like to think of the live performance as something different than the record, not necessarily looking to exactly recreate the record. Sometimes Matt and I just do duets folk-style. Part of the fun of seeing a live show is having it be different from the way that you hear it in your bedroom or wherever you listen to music.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: live  seeing  fun  music 
     
    Do your eye shadow first, then your foundation. That way, you can clean up any mess without starting all over again.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: eyes 
     
    I brake for birds. I rock a lot of polka dots. I have touched glitter in the last 24 hours. I spend my entire day talking to children. And I find it fundamentally strange that you're not a dessert person. It freaks me out. I'm sorry that I don't talk like Murphy Brown. And I hate your pants suit. I wish it had ribbons on it or something just to make it slightly cuter but that doesn't mean I'm not smart and tough and strong.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I'm into sincerity in music and sincerity in art. If it doesn't feel true, I don't want to do it. Things that are too dramatic scare me. I think that's why I don't always fit into the world of performing arts.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: world  true  music 
     
    Humor is a part of spirituality.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: humor 
     
    I work almost completely year-round, since I was 18 or 19. It's nine months a year, and then you're out of town, (there are) crazy hours and all of the things that go with filmmaking, which is a pretty all-consuming business, although I'm very blessed to be a part of it.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: work  crazy  blessed  business  year 
     
    I was writing tons of music in my spare time. I might be on location somewhere, and I'd go home and I'd have my guitar and my little keyboard or something and write music. Or if I was at home, on my piano. I've always been a late bloomer with a lot of things, just in general, so I think this was something that needed to come to fruition in this particular way.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: time  music  writing  write 
     
    Yes, exactly. I think that Christmas is always used at any point in the year to cheer us up, like each other up. We would use that to cheer each other up if we were in a sad mood or something, we'd just start talking about Christmas.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: sad  christmas  mood  year 
     
    I would advise my young colleagues, the composers of symphonies, to drop in sometimes at the kindergarten, too. It is there that it is decided whether there will be anybody to understand their works in twenty years time.
    — Zoltan Kodaly
    tags: time  work  young  year 
     
    Real art is one of the most powerful forces in the rise of mankind, and he who renders it accessible to as many people as possible is a benefactor of humanity.
    — Zoltan Kodaly
    I think we're already getting to a stage where the basic artificial intelligences are discovering moral systems. I think, in many ways, moral systems are simply things that we have programmed into ourselves, either through childhood or just through genetic, ingrained ideas. So the same thing applies when you talk about machines.
    — Zoltan Istvan
    I advocate as a futurist and also as a member of the Transhumanist Party, that we never let artificial intelligence completely go on its own. I just don't see why the human species needs an artificial entity, an artificial intelligence entity, that's 10,000 times smarter than us. I just don't see why that could ever be a good thing.
    — Zoltan Istvan
    tags: time  human  intelligence 
     
    Maybe we want to keep A.I. to the level of a 16-year-old or a 17-year-old adolescent, rather than some fully maxed-out artificial intelligence that becomes 10,000 times smarter than us in just a matter of years. Who knows what could happen? It could be a very dangerous scenario.
    — Zoltan Istvan
    I think whatever nation or whoever develops one artificial intelligence will probably make it so that artificial intelligence always stays ahead of any other developing artificial intelligence at any other point in time. It might even do things like send viruses to a second artificial intelligence, just so it can wipe it out, to protect its grounds. It's gonna be very similar to national politics.
    — Zoltan Istvan
    The American Dream has become a death sentence of drudgery, consumerism, and fatalism: a garage sale where the best of the human spirit is bartered away for comfort, obedience and trinkets. It's unequivocally absurd.
    — Zoltan Istvan
    I don't find much influence in opera. It was such a different part of me.
    — Zola Jesus
    tags: influence 
     
    I started performing opera when I was 10 years old. I didn't perform as Zola Jesus until I was probably 18.
    — Zola Jesus
    tags: jesus  year 
     
    I will never regret not denouncing apartheid.
    — Zola Budd
    tags: regret 
     
    Coming from a farming background, I saw nothing out of the ordinary in running barefoot, although it seemed to startle the rest of the athletics world. I have always enjoyed going barefoot and when I was growing up I seldom wore shoes, even when I went into town.
    — Zola Budd
    tags: world  running 
     
    The kickboxing and the martial arts is so fun. It's like anything in school. You're not going to retain information unless you're interested in it.
    — Zoey Deutch
    tags: fun  school 
     
    My middle school experience was pretty hellish. There was a lot of negativity, a lot of bullying and a lot of insecurity. It was the reason I ended up going to my arts high school because I was pretty bullied.
    — Zoey Deutch
    tags: experience  school 
     
    I'm not a writer. I'm not smart. I couldn't possibly even write my own story.
    — Zoey Deutch
    tags: smart  stories  write 
     
    My favorite part about my job is not that it is never boring; it is that it is always exciting. There is always something new to learn. There is always something interesting to get from someone else. Whether it is an actor, or a sound engineer, there is so much to learn and there will never be nothing to learn. There is always something there.
    — Zoey Deutch
    tags: job  learn 
     
    It's very rare that you get a part that you actually like. People have a misconception, whether it be because actors lie or because you're reading interviews from giantly, massively famous actors, but you don't just get offered parts, all the time. You actually have to work to get them.
    — Zoey Deutch
    tags: time  people  work  lies  reading 
     
    As an impoverished student I used to spend days out in Selfridges, nibbling on samples of free cheese and dousing myself with scent in the perfume department.
    — Zoe Tapper
    Throughout school I appeared in all sorts of productions and deep in my heart of hearts I knew that was what I want to do more than anything else.
    — Zoe Tapper
    tags: heart  school 
     
    I honestly wondered how on earth I would manage to combine work and motherhood.
    — Zoe Tapper
    tags: work  earth  motherhood 
     
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