Jane Espenson quotes

  • If we can't write diversity into sci-fi, then what's the point? You don't create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones.
    -- Jane Espenson

    #Writing #Giving #Diversity

  • Forgive my rudeness. I cannot abide useless people.
    -- Jane Espenson

    #People #Forgiving #Useless

  • I watch a lot of TV, but I find that recently it's largely oddball stuff ... Scripted stuff sometimes feels like homework, like I'm scoping out the competition or something.
    -- Jane Espenson

    #Competition #Watches #Stuff

  • Movies are always made by committees, and the writer is not at the head of the committee. Thus, mush.
    -- Jane Espenson

    #Made #Committees

  • I hope I am pigeonholed with comedy. I'm really not interested in writing the darker stuff, the emotional stuff.
    -- Jane Espenson

    #Writing #Emotional #Stuff

  • I think we should all start worrying about being downloaded and put in robots.
    -- Jane Espenson

    #Thinking #Worry #Robots

  • The outside world is what kept Buffy and Angel from being together.
    -- Jane Espenson

    #Angel #Together #World

  • We had all been feeling this, about the Buffy/Riley relationship. It never had the fire that Buffy/Angel did. It wasn't really meant to.
    -- Jane Espenson

    #Angel #Fire #Feelings

  • I recently had to wait two and a half hours in a doctor's office, just waiting to be seen. I literally was genuinely thinking Well, maybe this is a time loop
    -- Jane Espenson

    #Thinking #Doctors #Two

  • In the case of judges, I wouldn't be shocked to find out the number on television exceeds the number in real life — what is it about those black robes that makes us think ovaries?
    -- Jane Espenson

    #Real #Thinking #Numbers

  • Mercy is the mark of a great man! (stabs defeated opponent) I guess I'm just a good man. (stabs opponent again) Well ... I'm alright.
    -- Jane Espenson

    #Men #Good Man #Opponents

  • It is possible to care too much. It is possible to believe that you will never be as good as anyone else. And it is possible to let these things take over.
    -- Jane Espenson

    #Believe #Care #Too Much

  • Any story worth telling relates to real life in some meaningful way. Scifi allows you to tell meaningful stories without seeming too preachy - it adds a metaphorical layer between the story and the real world. Scifi is dismissed as ungrounded fluff, but it's actually the opposite.
    -- Jane Espenson

    #Meaningful #Real #Opposites