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    I've been writing music since I was about eight. I would write sporadically. I wrote a lot of music in high school. I guess the oldest song on the record ("I Thought I Saw Your Face") is about eight years old. It's the old "I had my whole life to write my first album and six months to write the second one." I did, to some degree, but actually, a lot of the songs that ended up on the record, I wrote really recently. So it varies.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: thoughts  song  music  school  writing  write  year 
     
    Modern recording has made it so that people can spend forever taking shortcuts and making everything uniform, but that strips music of what makes it exciting.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  forever  music 
     
    It's very much a piece of myself when I write a song. I don't mean to say it's very personal, like the lyrics mean something personal to me. When I write a song, that's my taste in music - my taste in chord progressions and melodies.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: personal  song  music  write  lyrics 
     
    When I exercise, I like to take lots of different classes because I want to really apply myself and feel like I'm learning a new skill. Not that I ever want to have to demonstrate any of those skills!
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: learning  exercise 
     
    When you have endless time, you take all day to go to the grocery store. But, if you have to be at work for 14 hours a day, you manage your time better. I know I do.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: time  work 
     
    You do not need to look or be anorexic to be successful in Hollywood. The range of what's acceptable is a lot larger than what people believe.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I would say I know nothing about the music business, in a nice sort of way. I totally forgot I was in that music video. That's so funny.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: funny  music  business 
     
    You go to something like the Golden Globes, and it's the most glamorous place you could ever be, but then you go home and you're still like, 'Urgh, this dress is too tight, I wanna take off these shoes and put on my pyjamas.' At the end of the night all the glamour goes away and you're just a human.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: human  night 
     
    It's great, because we've had some really great people playing with us who really have studied the record and been able to recreate a lot of what was done. But I would need a choir of eight, probably, to do all of the backup vocals.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people 
     
    Women I admired growing up - Debra Winger, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep - were all beautiful and thin, but not too thin. There are a lot of actresses who are unhealthy-skinny - much, much too skinny. You can't Pilates to that.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: women  beautiful 
     
    You can't expect to make no effort. You still have to make the effort and be kind and understanding.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I've personally never wanted to be 'the babe', and refuse to let vanity get in the way of my acting because I don't see my job as being a beautiful person.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  beautiful  job 
     
    I know a lot of people that have had fake Twitters... actors and musicians that I know. It's sort of a problem. There are all these people that sign up thinking that they're getting somebody's real thoughts when it's just some guy.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    The average person tells a few white lies.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  lies 
     
    Yeah, well, we were looking for something sort of anonymous. It suggests what it is, but I like that it's modest. I feel like that's an underrated virtue. It's modest and it's kind of anonymous, which I liked, because it reminds me of my own ideas about why music should be played, which is not to be a star. That was never my intention.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: star  virtue  music  ideas 
     
    I like old movies, screwball comedies, vintage clothes, and basically I'm an old-fashioned gal.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: comedy  movie 
     
    I would watch 'Wizard of Oz,' like every day, when I was two. I had a hard time understanding that I couldn't go into the film, because it felt so real to me.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: time  understanding  real  film 
     
    I think every year I become happier because I become more comfident and more comfortable in my own skin.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: year 
     
    I don't think I'm very much like anyone else, really. I'm sure there are aspects of other actors that I share, but I don't see anybody else and go, "Damn, they stole my thing." I'm me, and I like that there are people who have an appreciation for that.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I can't go on Gawker. I actually think the writing is really funny, but there is a chance that somebody is undercutting me.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: chance  funny  writing 
     
    I feel like songwriting is an experiment in empathy.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: empathy 
     
    Secretly, I think everyone who makes fun of California really does want to be in California.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: fun 
     
    And you go into a supermarket and every tabloid is like, 'Pregnant and Alone!' Stuck in the 1950s ideal of how a woman should live her life. This brings out the fiery feminist in me.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: women  live 
     
    Well, my piano's really beautiful. I actually have two pianos. I have a Yamaha upright from the '60s that's blond, wood, and black, and I also have one from the '20s from Chicago - not a well-known brand or anything.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: beautiful  black 
     
    Sites like Funny or Die and College Humor are great, but I'd say it's appealing to 80% men and 20% women.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: humor  men  women  funny  die  college 
     
    I think making a movie or a record, the best things happen by accident - and those end up being the magic. Every time I've followed my gut it's been better than when I've tried to do what I was supposed to do.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: time  magic  movie 
     
    Not that there is anything wrong with confessional songwriting, there are plenty of people that do that I admire. I think it is great; it just isn't how I do things.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  wrong 
     
    I have a music career as well, so I was going to either be an actress or a musician. Then, I did both. But, I was always going to do something creative.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: career  music  creative 
     
    For those of us who try to keep remembering, Try to do our better than our best. Think of all the children in the drifts of snow. Winners never quit, but winters never rest.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: children  child  winter 
     
    I think that it's our responsibility to create a world in which girls can grow up and not have to limit their dreams or possibilities.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    It`s not about women acting like man, it`s about women acting like woman and being sucsessful
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: men  women 
     
    I think that if you haven't been to the grocery store in a really long time, it's really easy to get very out of touch.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: time 
     
    The U.S. and European markets have become mature, profit margins are lower, and equipment isnt so new. Because profits are relatively low, it limits the willingness of companies to invest in newer equipment.
    — Zong Qinghou
    tags: invest  company 
     
    In China, you have to have a strong leader for a business to get anything done.
    — Zong Qinghou
    tags: strong  leader  business 
     
    For a long time, I couldn't even afford food and clothing. I climbed from the very bottom of the society.
    — Zong Qinghou
    tags: time  society  food 
     
    We dont need to solve the problem of the rich-poor gap. We need to solve the problem of common prosperity.
    — Zong Qinghou
    tags: problem 
     
    I believe wealth should be in the hands of those who know how to create more wealth.
    — Zong Qinghou
    tags: believe  wealth 
     
    Many people find themselves with illness as they become successful: higher blood pressure and diabetes.
    — Zong Qinghou
    tags: people  illness  blood 
     
    Always he had wanted to tell somebody about his life, but when he had tried, his confidante had looked at him.
    — Zona Gale
    Loving, like prayer, is a power as well as a process. It's curative. It is creative.
    — Zona Gale
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