Pamela Adlon quotes

  • I'm not really a person who loves things that are surreal or not grounded in real life or reality. I like that - I want to find something that I can relate to and then maybe do a little bit more and embellish.
    -- Pamela Adlon

    #Real #Want #Littles

  • Everybody hates you when youre the best, and everybody hates you when youre the worst.
    -- Pamela Adlon

    #Hate #Hate You #Worst

  • In the first season (of 'Californication'), when we had the threesome with the nipple clamps, I was, like, 'I don't get this, I don't know how you're gonna do it.' And then, all of a sudden, there's a crane with a camera hanging over our heads, and you're, like, 'Okayyyyyyy. But how are you gonna sell this? How are you gonna make it work?' And they ended up shooting it brilliantly, cutting it together, and it just all ended up working without me having to compromise my own personal morals.
    -- Pamela Adlon

    #Cutting #Together #Cameras

  • There was a point a few years ago where I realized I started out playing boys on camera and stage, and then I translated that to playing boys in animated shows. I was like, "Whoa, this is intense."
    -- Pamela Adlon

    #Boys #Years #Cameras

  • I was able to draw a lot from my own childhood, my friends' childhoods as well and my daughters' friends who are like my children as well. They multiply all the time. So you can have everything and say I can get all this done and then late at night one of your kids have a freak out about school or an assignment you end up staying up til 3 in morning helping them through it. Or somebody gets sick or has a crisis.
    -- Pamela Adlon

    #Morning #Children #Kids

  • The artist draws a picture of a rose very nicely with all attention and artistic sense, and yet it does not become as perfect as the real rose. If that is the real fact, how can we say that the real rose has taken its shape without Intelligence behind the beauty?

  • The whole bible is the working out of the relationship between God and man. God is not a dictator barking out orders and demanding silent obedience. Were it so, there would be no relationship at all. No real relationship goes just one way. There are always two active parties. We must have reverence and awe for God, and honor for the chain of tradition. But that doesn't mean we can't use new information to help us read the holy texts in new ways.

  • A loud noise will get your fight-or-flight response going. This, over the years, can cause real cardiovascular damage.

  • Those who can bring themselves to renounce wealth, position and power accruing from a social system based on violence and putting a premium on acquisitiveness, and to identify themselves in some real fashion with the struggle of the masses toward the light, may help in a measure - more, doubtless, by life than by words - to devise a more excellent way, a technique of social progress less crude, brutal, costly and slow than mankind has yet evolved.

  • The obedient in art are always the forgotten . . . The country is glorious but its beauties are unknown, and but waiting for a real live artist to splash them onto canvas . . . Chop your own path. Get off the car track.

  • I want to be a real artist to consumers. I want to be the real thing for them.

  • You can have whatever you want if you believe in yourself and keep your feet firmly planted in the ground.

  • I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person.

  • Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.

  • Some men, like spaniels, will only fawn the more when repulsed, but will pay little heed to a friendly caress.