Diablo Cody quotes

  • He is the cheese to my macaroni.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Sweet Love #Cheese

  • I've been an avid consumer of young adult literature since I was one, and I think some people leave that stuff behind when they become old adults, but I never did. I was always interested in the fantasy world created in those novels.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Thinking #Avid #People

  • For me, stripping was an unusual kind of escape. I had nothing to escape but privilege, but I claimed asylum anyway. At twenty-four, it was my last chance to reject something and become nothing. I wanted to terrify myself. Mission accomplished.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Twenties #Four #Asylums

  • You definitely meet a lot of extremely powerful, successful, wealthy people in Hollywood who are extremely miserable.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Powerful #Successful #People

  • I feel like I'm part of a generation of people who are stuck in the past and are really self-absorbed. I mean, we're actually taking pictures of ourselves and posting them on Facebook, and keeping in touch with people that should have been out of our lives 15 years ago.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Mean #Past #Self

  • I think when you take people who are damaged and you give them money and freedom, it can be a toxic cocktail.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Thinking #People #Giving

  • The attitude toward women in this industry is nauseating. There are all sorts of porcine executives who are uncomfortable with a woman doing anything subversive. They want the movie about the beautiful girl who trips and falls, the adorable klutz.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Beautiful #Girl #Attitude

  • I have never been an ambitious person, and my participation in this industry is a fluke, but only male writers can afford to be coy and self-deprecating.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Self #Ambitious #Males

  • Of course, the strippers also take pains not to appear too innocent, valorous, or bookishly inclined. (In direct opposition to the Swayze Mandate of 1987, everybody puts Baby in a ***** corner.)
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Baby #Pain #Innocent

  • In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person will still think the sun shines out your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Love You #Thinking #Shining

  • Vodka Redbull: Upper meets downer in an effervescent hybrid of bubble gum and junkie piss
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Gum #Vodka #Downers

  • I am actually able to do other things. I'm not just this writer.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Able

  • It doesn't matter if they're in front of the camera or behind the camera. I know women who are producers who are surviving on nothing but juice and almonds.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Cameras #Juice #Almonds

  • A few months ago, I had the pleasure of actually visiting the Playboy Mansion. I saw the peacocks, fed grapes to the monkeys, and even braved the fabled Grotto. After seeing the estate, I understood why anyone would be reluctant to leave.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Saws #Would Be #Monkeys

  • I've been told that I'm incompetent, socially retarded, maladjusted. I still know that I couldn't function in reality. Los Angeles is a good place for me.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Reality #Los Angeles #Retarded

  • I wrote a screenplay for a 'Sweet Valley High' adaptation, and it's really amazing to me how many women who are my age have responded to the idea and are excited about the movie.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Sweet #Ideas #Age

  • I absolutely relate to being alone in squalor, trying to come up with something adequate. I relate to that, and I've been known to crawl out of bed and drink out of a 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Trying #Bed #Bottles

  • You know, I did not like being famous. It was a stressful and ugly time, and I'm glad it's over.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Ugly #Fame #Stressful

  • Whether it's a blatant homage or unconscious mimicry, the Rolling Stones have permanently, indelibly influenced how rock stars look and behave.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Stars #Rocks #Mimicry

  • When I was a kid, I attended a small Catholic school in a south suburb of Chicago.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #School #Kids #Catholic

  • Well, to aspiring writers, I would tell them that we live in a wonderful time where you're able to make your work visible, easily.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Able #Wonderful #Wells

  • People say 'teenage girls aren't so clever. Your characters should be less articulate to reflect our youth.' People who say that aren't spending time with teenagers.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Girl #Teenage #Clever

  • There's something magical about spending a Sunday night watching real people at a deli, then watching fake people pretending to be real on TV, then engaging in (arguably) false interaction with (arguably) real people on the Internet. Never at any prior point in time has this been possible.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Fake People #Real #Sunday

  • I know white clothing is supposed to enhance that summer glow, but writers don't tan.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Summer #White #Clothings

  • The fact is, when I wrote 'Juno' - and I think this is part of its charm and appeal - I didn't know how to write a movie. And I also had no idea it was going to get made!
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Writing #Thinking #Ideas

  • People have always wanted to be recognized, and that's human nature. But people used to want to be recognized for their accomplishments, and now they simply want to be visible.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #People #Accomplishment #Want

  • Hollywood is a perpetual summerland, a temperate, godless yaw where the very word 'season' has been co-opted by television executives. There are few harbingers of winter here.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Winter #Hollywood #Television

  • I actually have two children now, and sometimes I wonder if that's it. Because they do make writing and directing more complicated and more difficult, especially now that they're very young.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Children #Writing #Two

  • And I think I'm an adrenaline junkie, and there's nothing that will spike your adrenaline more than sitting in a theater and listen to an audience react to something you've written.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Thinking #Sitting #Theater

  • I think it's great when writers get recognition; it doesn't happen very often. I just don't want that writer to be me. Let it be Aaron Sorkin or, you know, somebody good.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Thinking #Want #Recognition

  • I write small and weird. Romcoms are not in my skill set.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Writing #Skills

  • I do not quote my own movies. I think I would be pretty insufferable if I did.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Thinking #Would Be #Insufferable

  • Los Angeles is often described as the nadir of vapidity, a smog-choked space cradle.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Space #Nadir #Smog

  • The public's appetite for frothy, flippant blondes has waned, but Paris Hilton still fascinates me.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Paris #Flippant #Appetite

  • People don't have these tidy little redemption arcs in reality the way they do in movies.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Reality #People #Redemption

  • I myself identify as a recovering Blockhead. You'd be surprised how many twenty- and thirty-something hipster chicks have the NKOTB skeleton in their closet, albeit artfully concealed by stacks of Ksubi skinny jeans and ironic Judas Priest T-shirts.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Hipster #Skeletons #Jeans

  • A lot of people are concerned with staying physically young...I'm more interested in maintaining my curiosity.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #People #Curiosity #Maintaining

  • I want Maggie Gyllenhaal. I don't know why. I don't think she necessarily looks like me or acts like me, I just think she's a cool actress and she could play me, so there you go.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Thinking #Play #Want

  • Here's my unsolicited advice to any aspiring screenwriters who might be reading this: Don’t ever agonize about the hordes of other writers who are ostensibly your competition. No one else is capable of doing what you do.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Reading #Advice #Competition

  • This is for the writers. I want to thank all the writers. I especially want to thank my fellow nominees, because I worship you guys. I’m learning from you every day.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Guy #Want #Worship

  • These days, the Rolling Stones still have an edge, but that fangs-out ferocity has mellowed considerably.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Rolling #Stones #These Days

  • The Rolling Stones are so versatile, they're like the band version of that Infinite Dress they sell on QVC.
    -- Diablo Cody

    #Rolling #Dresses #Band