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    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 
     
    I don't know how to explain how, probably to my detriment, unselfpromoting I am. I used to have a cabaret act and I didn't even like to tell me people about that. I really hate selling myself.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  hate 
     
    I never have time to have a dinner. I have to eat while I'm memorizing lines. The only way to maintain energy is to eat all day long. I must eat all day long.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: time  energy 
     
    When you work on a movie, especially an independent movie, it's a lot of work to make it! It's not just our job as actors - so many people are working so hard, and even the littlest movie takes a lot of work.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  work  job  movie 
     
    I like playing sort-of-crazy people. There's something really, really fun about that.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  fun 
     
    If I were to work with my mom, I probably would not want her to play my mom. That would get too real.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: work  real 
     
    I've always had a really great time being in movies and writing music when I get home. The more creative I am, the more it feeds into other creative aspects of my life.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: time  movie  music  writing  creative 
     
    If you can make a character likable that's not very nice, that's the challenge of the job.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: character  challenge  job 
     
    The first album I bought with my own money was 'A Hard Day's Night.'
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: night  money 
     
    I did go through this period where girls would be mean and I had a lot of guy friends. But I've found as an adult the importance of having female and male friends.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: friends  adult  girls 
     
    I'm not playing a comedy. I want to be playing the truth of the moment, and then have the comedy come out.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: truth  comedy  moment 
     
    There are a lot of actors who will sit here and talk to you about characters - 'He does this, and she's a really interesting character because she does this.' I'm not like that at all. I'm not an actory actor.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: character 
     
    My mom told me when I get compliments to cover my ears.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: compliment 
     
    Making movies, you're like an independent contractor - you come in, you have a specific job, and a lot of what you do is completely manipulated, which is good and bad.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: job  bad  movie 
     
    For those of you who tried, but didn't make it, Settle down it's never what you think. The summit doesn't differ from the deep, dark valley, And the valley doesn't differ from the kitchen sink.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: dark 
     
    For those of you who thought you'd be forgotten, The friends you've made will try their best, to make it so. Think of all the beauty that you left behind you. You can take it if you want it, and then let it go...
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: beauty  thoughts  friends 
     
    We are all made of air There's stars in my eyes and there's sun in my hair And I'm runnin' away, it makes me feel better
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: star  eyes 
     
    For me, writing is 75 percent procrastinating and 25 percent actually sitting down and working.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: writing 
     
    California is a great big nation of one They never knew what they wanted 'til it was already gone
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: gone 
     
    Well I know that you worry a lot about Things you cant control There are so many things wed like to have But we just cannot hold You've got to be kind to yourself You've got to be kind to yourself
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: control  worries 
     
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