29 Total Quotes

Joss Whedon Quotes

Joss Whedon
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman.
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#Love #Admiration #I Love You

Joss Whedon
The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel, he's going to keep digging, he's going to keep trying to do right and make up for what's gone before, just because that's who he is.
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#Hero

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Always be yourself... unless you suck.
Joss Whedon
#American Writer

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Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted... unbidden... it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace... but we would be hollow... Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we'd be truly dead.
Joss Whedon
#Desire

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Our luck? You noticed anything in particular about our luck these past few days? Any kind of pattern? You depend on luck, end up on the drift, no fuel, no prospects, begging for alliance make-work and towed out to the scrap belt. Well, that ain't us. Not ever.
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#Destiny

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Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there.
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#American Writer #Fear

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It's very sweet to mention the word sequel, ... Obviously that's the way my brain works. It continues to tell stories. So it's inevitable for me that I do that, and of course I love this universe. I love these people, and I would jump at the chance to do it again.
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#Brain

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I felt this was a story that had not been told, ... I just needed somebody to believe as strongly as I did, and I found a giant corporation that did, which is the best person of all!
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#Believe

Joss Whedon
I think everyone who makes movies should be forced to do television. Because you have to finish. You have to get it done, and there are a lot of decisions made just for the sake of making decisions. You do something because it's efficient and because it gets the story told and it connects to the audience.
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#Movie

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Someone else's loss is my chocolatey goodness
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#Goodness

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It was really fun, ... Though I did discover that the Chinese language can say a lot with very few syllables, which was a nightmare for me as I had to keep writing longer and longer curses so my actors would say something which didn't sound like 'Nah.'
Joss Whedon
#Fun

Joss Whedon
I don't want the giant ego. I don't want to become Kevin Costner, singing on the soundtrack to The Postman.
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#American Writer #Ego

Joss Whedon
I'm a very hard-line, angry atheist. Yet I am fascinated by the concept of devotion.
Joss Whedon
#American Writer

Joss Whedon
I love to write. I love it. I mean there's nothin in the world I like better, and that includes sex, probably because I'm so very bad at it.
Joss Whedon
#American Writer

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Well, he's buff, really buff; he's a very attractive man, how come that never came up?
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#Man

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Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.
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#American Writer

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It's about how much freedom you can take away from somebody before they either fold or fight, ... It's about the right to be wrong and the nature of human beings, that they need the freedom to be wrong. That they cannot be made to be better or perfect.
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#Freedom

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It's the story of a young woman's journey that involves a great deal of horror and some heroics,
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#Journey

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My reasons were completely personal, ... My wife is an architect; I have two kids under 3. There may be a time when I am willing to uproot them, but this is not it.
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#Kids

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I wrote movies every week, that's what I did. It was about finding that moment that is so good, so romantic, so heroic, so exciting - and I literally had producers telling me, 'You have too much visual information.' Because most television is radio with faces. But I kept pushing against it, so the show resonated, and felt bigger than it was.
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#Movie

Joss Whedon
Crazy crisp dialogue. Incredibly tight plotting. Big emotion.
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#Emotions

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As far as I am concerned, the first episode of Buffy was the beginning of my career. It was the first time I told a story from start to finish the way I wanted.
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#American Writer

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The 10 Terrific
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#Terrific

Joss Whedon
People would say, 'You're going to need this and that,' and I'd be like, 'Not so much.' If I only needed three walls, we only built three, and if someone asked, 'Well, what if you want to do this other shot?' I said, 'Well, we just won't.'
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#People

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It's the story of a young woman's journey that involves a great deal of horror and some heroics. It's certainly darker than Serenity, and there are a lot of left turns along the way. It is something I had in mind for a while, and it just poured out of me when I finished my film.
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#Journey