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    If I could give my teenaged self any advice, it would be 'Calm down!'
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: advice  self 
     
    I'm always doing something musically - when I'm working or when I'm off.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I think there's a certain space people have decided I occupy - the funny-sidekick thing.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  space 
     
    I have Pro Tools on my computer, and I make CDs all the time.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: time  computer 
     
    I wasn't really the most charming person, socially - it took me a long time to develop my people skills - but the one place I was always comfortable was onstage, acting or singing.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: time  people 
     
    I'm always interested in hearing how other people read and react to my songs. I hadn't thought of it in just that way.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  thoughts  song  read 
     
    That people equate being girlie with being nonthreatening " I mean, I can't think of a more blatant example of playing into exactly the thing that we're trying to fight against. I can't be girlie? I think the fact that people are associating being girlie with weakness, that needs to be examined. I don't think that it undermines my power at all.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    Everyone romanticizes somebody.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I'm always trying to do stuff I haven't done before or challenge myself so I'm not resting on my laurels all of the time because if I just found my little niche and never left it, I'd be pretty boring, I think.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: time  challenge 
     
    Everyone needs a theme song! It should make you feel like a million dollars.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I've always been really picky about roles and make a point of reminding myself that it's not about the money - because, obviously, there's a lot of money to be made in this business if you're willing to do anything.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: business  money 
     
    Especially in comedies, I think a lot of time the female characters are there to provide a balance for guys.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I also feel like it's the right of the people hearing them to have their own interpretations of what these songs mean. Sometimes people will see things that I don't see.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  right  song 
     
    There are so many cute vintage dresses made out of synthetics from the '60s and '70s - but they're so itchy and hot. It's not worth it!
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: cute  worth 
     
    We all know guys who've had their hearts broken in real life; we just don't usually see it in the movies.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: heart  broken  real  movie 
     
    I get really insecure because even though I can speak in musician's terms, I don't know as much as real musicians.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: real 
     
    It's really fun to say no sometimes. I just don't want to discount how fun it is to say no and exercise your right to say no, and - as a girl - it's important to know how to say no... and that no means no!
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: girls  right  fun  exercise 
     
    I find sadness and strife to be so much more interesting with an upbeat melody.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: sadness 
     
    I think good actors tend to be really funny.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: funny 
     
    In my mind, I always think of myself as an underdog type.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: mind 
     
    In a lot of movies, you'll see people on crazy dates, and you're like, 'No one would ever do that!'
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  crazy  movie 
     
    I'm a big fan of the '80s fantasy genre that I grew up watching, movies like "Krull" and "Clash of the Titans" and "Time Bandits" and all that stuff.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: fantasy  movie 
     
    I like to make colored xeroxes of things. I clip out pictures of Liza Minelli and her husband from magazines and I fax them to people anonymously.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people 
     
    I think that the mistakes that anyone can make going on dates is probably not being themselves because you can only trick people for so long.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  mistakes 
     
    I think that if you're serving yourself before you're serving a story then that's where you end up being not funny. It's not about being funny, it's about telling a story and then the comedy comes out of the situation, I think.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: funny  comedy  stories 
     
    I really like the collaboration of doing movies and television. But I like the sort of solitary work of doing music.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: work  movie  music 
     
    I think penguins are cute.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: cute 
     
    I think I'd say that my whole body of work is a reflection of who I am, but not any one specific thing.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: work  reflection  body 
     
    I like romantic comedy as a genre, but I think it can get stuck in its ways.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: comedy  romantic 
     
    I think the best comedies came out during the Depression. Personally.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: depression  comedy 
     
    There's thieves among us Painting the walls All kinds of lies , and lies I never told it all
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: lies  painting 
     
    If you're in the public eye and you have young girls who look up to what you do, they're going to look to you for certain cues, so you have to take that as a responsibility, whether you think you deserve it or not.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I don't know why femininity should be associated with weakness. Women should be free to express who they are without thinking, 'I need to act like a man, or I need to tone it down to be successful.' That's a very good way to keep women down.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    There's nothing like having a great friends when you see them, you get that joy - that you can't really compare it with anything else.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: joy  friends 
     
    'Pastoralia' by George Saunders is one of my favorite novels.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: novel 
     
    I have been a harmony enthusiast since I was a child, singing in choir and with friends growing up. I always put a ton of harmonies on my demos.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I think comedy's just about being interested in comedy and what makes people laugh and experimenting.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  comedy 
     
    My biggest complaint with tights is that they do not accommodate skinny-ankled people like myself.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people 
     
    It's nice that there are movies and songs about romance - it's what motivates us as human beings. I'm all for being brainwashed by rom-coms.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: human  song  movie  romance 
     
    Classic Christmas cookies are really time-consuming. Instead, make a bar you can bake in a pan and just cut up, like a brownie or a blondie or a shortbread, which still has that Christmas vibe.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: christmas 
     
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