Michael Schur quotes

  • I don't know why anybody does anything in the world of television.
    -- Michael Schur

    #World #Doe #Television

  • I am of the opinion that there is more high-quality television being produced than at any time in the history of television.
    -- Michael Schur

    #Quality #Television #Opinion

  • There's going to be a lot of people that don't like you, and there's nothing you can do about it. Instead of trying to win them over one by one, you need to do things that are getting huge swaths of votes [in the elections].
    -- Michael Schur

    #Winning #People #Trying

  • It's all about media culture and people on television, and that feeling comfortable, friendly, or warm toward a candidate [in the elections] is a reason people would emotionally attach themselves to that candidate. I get the mechanics of it, I just hate that it's true.
    -- Michael Schur

    #Hate #Media #People

  • Despite the insanity of using whether you would want to have a beer with someone as a legitimate reason for voting for or against them, I always felt that is indicative of a massive problem in politics: It matters as much what your personality is as how smart you are or how good you are at your job. That is a huge, huge problem. A lot of people who are very smart or very good at their jobs are not people I would want to ever have a beer with - but I would want them making massive policy decisions with huge implications for the future of the planet.
    -- Michael Schur

    #Jobs #Smart #Beer

  • I hate this phrase, but it's a "can do" attitude [that's important] that, whatever you do in life, you should have.
    -- Michael Schur

    #Attitude #Hate #Important

  • It's so much easier to write for an actor than for an imaginary character and then try to fit that character to an actor. It doesn't work very often in my experience.
    -- Michael Schur

    #Writing #Character #Trying

  • You can't just sit around in leopard-print slippers and drink champagne all day and think everything's gonna work out somehow.
    -- Michael Schur

    #Thinking #Work Out #Leopards

  • The news is a public service. It's a way to inform people of what's going on in their world. And when you make it about ratings and make it about ad dollars, there's no incentive to inform people. The incentive is to be sensationalistic and get as many people to watch as you can without any regard for truth or objectivity.
    -- Michael Schur

    #Objectivity #People #Watches

  • If the doors aren't open, just kick them in and keep walking.
    -- Michael Schur

    #Doors #Kicks #Walking

  • Every city, every town, every region in USA has these weird things - the way they pronounce words, or what they call soda, or how people drive. It's a huge country, and there's all these strange pockets of behavioral patterns that social anthropologists could spend lifetimes researching and reporting on.
    -- Michael Schur

    #Country #Cities #Usa

  • What's important on a comedy show, or any show, is that some stories have to go somewhere. There have to be ends to the beginnings and middles you create. But sometimes it's like a way station on the highway, then the actual thing doesn't have to be this giant, climactic, life-changing, game-changing thing.
    -- Michael Schur

    #Life Changing #Games #Important

  • I care more about making sure the story is correct and the characters are behaving in character than I do about the individual jokes.
    -- Michael Schur

    #Character #Stories #Care

  • And personally I will say that Amy Poehler deserves about a thousand trophies and so one is a good start, and I'm hoping this is the first of a thousand. That's my personal hope.
    -- Michael Schur

    #Amy #Firsts #Trophies

  • Amy Poehler did a really cute thing, [] [her son] said his prayers before he went to sleep that she was going to win [a Golden Globe] and when she got home she put [the trophy] in his bedroom. So when he woke up, he was like “Yes I did it, I did it”. He was so excited, he felt like he had somehow engendered the trophy into existence, which is so cute.
    -- Michael Schur

    #Cute #Prayer #Sleep

  • People don't seem to make the connection between their tax money and the benefits that they get from their tax money, like free education, and the fire department, and police protection, and everything else. It drives me bonkers, because it's pretty straightforward to me.
    -- Michael Schur

    #Fire #People #Police