Dan Harmon quotes

  • None of us are bad people. We float around and we run across each other and we learn about ourselves, and we make mistakes and we do great things. We hurt others, we hurt ourselves, we make others happy and we please ourselves. We can and should forgive ourselves and each other for that.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Running #Hurt #Mistake

  • Storytelling comes naturally to humans, but since we live in an unnatural world, we sometimes need a little help doing what we'd naturally do.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Stories #World #Littles

  • Find your voice, shout it from the rooftops, and keep doing it until the people that are looking for you find you.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Voice #People #Rooftops

  • All [tv] shows are like cigarettes. You watch two, you have a higher chance of watching three. They're all addictive.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Tv Shows #Two #Watches

  • I don't really have a lot of appropriate feelings for people on an individual basis, but I've always wanted to make people happy.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #People #Feelings #Individual

  • There's a fine line between a stream of consciousness and a babbling brook to nowhere.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Lines #Consciousness #Brooks

  • I am a collaborator with everyone who agrees that I need to be in control. I happily collaborate with my loyalists.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Loyalists #Needs #Agree

  • I feel like I am a good person and a professional, very able leader of men.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Men #Leader #Able

  • There's the same percentage of genius happening in both genders, but there's less women writing scripts and out there looking for the job.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Jobs #Writing #Genius

  • Television is a populous, derivative, democratic medium.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Television #Derivatives #Democratic

  • The public's perception of your show is what it is, and you don't get to complain how people perceive your show or talk about it.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #People #Perception #Complaining

  • I love '30 Rock.' It's one of my favorite shows. It's certainly the gold standard of comedy writing.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Writing #Rocks #Gold

  • The language we're exchanging, the fillings in our teeth, the pavement on the road outside, everywhere you look, for better or for worse, you're going to see evidence that accepting reality is not a human's tendency, and not what we're good at, and not, in my speculation, what God or Natural Selection hired us to do. We've been hired, by this universe, to dream, to aspire, to make things that weren't real real - and because that involves a lot of failure, we're damn good at doing that, too.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Dream #Real #Pavement

  • I've never done well when I've been appreciated. I've done best when I'm targeted for death.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Done #Appreciated #Wells

  • I really like performing for people.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #People #Performing

  • Class clowns are never allowed to date anybody decent, but you don't get beaten up, you're invited to parties, and everybody likes you.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Party #Class #Likes

  • I feel like my life has always been the 'Hey Look at Me Show.' I'm not apologetic about that.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Looks #Hey #Apologetic

  • I am absolutely and inherently self-destructive in that I am always making sure I'm doing what I want to do.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Self #Want #Self Destructive

  • I don't think it's going to be possible for the next generation of writers to tell stories without telling stories about telling stories.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Thinking #Generations #Stories

  • I was raised on NBC television.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Nbc #Television #Raised

  • I wish that television would stop selling our hatred of ourselves, and start seducing us with our love of ourselves.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Hatred #Wish #Television

  • Everyone knows that there are more people watching any given show than is being registered by the Nielsen system.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #People #Given #Shows

  • There are no normal people, there are just different kinds of weird, all of it is human and all humanity is better than everything inhuman. So I urge you to keep expressing yourself as honestly as you can, and know that the backpedals and second-guesses really aren't necessary - they don't hurt but they're wasting your time - because when you are truly human, as we all are, and when that is your honest message to anyone, you are beyond reproach, there is no way to screw it up.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Hurt #People #Humanity

  • If your ratings are high and there's money being made, you're allowed to be a perfectionist in television.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Television #Perfectionist #Rating

  • Wake up in the morning and say, 'I refuse to be a hack,' and see what happens by the end of the day.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Morning #The End Of The Day #Wake Up

  • Once upon a time, something happened, and it was better than something not happening. The end.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Once Upon A Time #Ends

  • 'I want to touch people but if I touch them in real life they'll slap me.' That's what writing isit's a gross person getting a hug.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Real #Writing #People

  • Pretty sad. Pretty lonely. But that's how I prefer it? I quess? I guess. It's a good guess. It's the best quess ever.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Hilarious #Lonely

  • The concept of doing holiday episodes is a huge part of what's fantastic about doing TV. And viewers agree; you see the numbers going up for holiday episodes.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Holiday #Numbers #Tvs

  • Don't be so hard on yourself, don't put pressure on yourself, life is just a chain of experiments and results, and you'll be perfect when you're dead.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Perfect #Pressure #Life Is

  • I've discovered a new video game called owning my home.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Home #Games #Video

  • My cat brought me a toy. I thanked her and threw it. She sat there gave me a look that made me realize people and dogs are the crazy ones.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Dog #Crazy #Cat

  • Whereas the health of an individual depends on the ego's regular descent and return to and from the unconscious, a society's longevity depends on actual people journeying into the unknown and returning with ideas.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Ideas #People #Ego

  • I wish people used wishes to modify themselves instead of others. Wish to be low maintenance. Wish to be autonomous, even.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #People #Wish #Maintenance

  • I expect the audience to assume TV is stupid. I accept that it's my job to overcome it.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Jobs #Stupid #Overcoming

  • Garry Shandling has always been a pioneer of… meta entertainment. He's always been a defender of the creative right to use the frame as part of the painting.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Creative #Pioneers #Use

  • There are two kinds of people in this world. There are the people that will have you think that there are two kinds of people in this world, and there are the 'good; people. There is no good, there is no evil, there is just a war going on between the people that want you to think there's a war going on and the people that know there doesn't have to be one.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #War #Thinking #Two

  • You have to just look at it like Titanic: I know the ship sinks, but this is a love story
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Looks #Stories #Ships

  • You'll be perfect when you're dead
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Perfect

  • Good writers hate bad writing but hating bad writing doesn’t make you good. Writing badly does.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Hate #Writing #Doe

  • You don’t give someone notes on their performance at a soup kitchen.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #Giving #Kitchen #Soup

  • I'm from Wisconsin so I always feel a little nauseous about begging and trying to trick people into liking me.
    -- Dan Harmon

    #People #Trying #Littles