I always said that, when I grow up, I want to be like Joss Whedon: I want to have my own world.— Amber Benson
The most relaxing Amber Benson quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
Acting is fantastic, but to be able to create a whole world on celluloid is amazing. It's like taking your dreams straight from your head and projecting them onto a screen.
Life is very short, try everything you've dreamed about (within the perimeters of sanity and the law) and regret nothing. Oh, and don't forget the sunscreen.
The acting is something that will always be a part of my life, but the writing gives me a lot more creative freedom. You're a pawn in somebody else's chess game, whereas as a writer and as a director, you get to call the shots. And that's very thrilling.
Actually, I love mythology. When I was a kid I was obsessed with myth and I wanted to be a mythologist when I grew up. Then I realized I really just like stories.
For me, I'm constantly writing stuff that is what I'm dealing with on a personal, psychological level. And I think that I bring that to whatever I'm doing, whether it's being an actor or a writer or whatever it is I'm doing. I think you can't help but do that.
I think people are starting to think of me less as an actor and more as a writer.
I'm such a geek, I know all about mythology and I don't know Marc Jacobs.
It's all about what you feel on the inside - and I'm feeling like a chocolate chip cookie because I had about ten of them last night!
Yeah, I'm a geek. I read sci-fi and I watch sci-fi films. I love my computer and I love to fix it. I'm a total nerd. I literally am a 12-year-old geeky boy trapped in a 32-year-old woman's body.
I admit it: I'm a freak who sits obsessively in front of my computer typing my name into Yahoo Search over and over again. I'm a closet Amberholic. Please help me!
Willow: Hey, clothes. Tara: Better not get used to 'em.
I wanted to create a heroine that was flawed.
I wanted her to be a real person. She's selfish, she's childish, she's immature and because I'm doing a three-book arc I really played that up in the first book. I wanted the reader to be annoyed with her at times.
You were doing a TV show - you don't realise that you're also making social commentary at the same time.
I love sci-fi and fantasy.
It doesn't matter who you sleep with, it's how you treat other people in this world.
I don't think anything lives up to what you envisioned.
I think any good literature, whether it's for children or for adults, will appeal to everybody. As far as children's literature goes, adults should be able to read it and enjoy it as much as a child would.
I think that I have this core group of fans that fell in love with the character I played on Buffy and now they're following me to everything I do. They're very dedicated and loyal. I'm very lucky.
I think specifically because of the character that I played, people are very connected to her. I used to get letters from young gay and lesbian and trans-gendered kids saying, 'I didn't kill myself because of Buffy'.
If I wasn't an actress I'd want to be a writer or else find a job where I got to read books and watch movies all day, everyday, for the rest of my life.
I'm not going to throw up or over-exercise myself into oblivion to look like a model. People tell me, 'You'd work all the time if you just lost twenty pounds.' What am I going to do, cut off my head?!
I wouldn't want to forget anything, even the weird stuff and the bad stuff.
It makes you who you are.
I just feel lucky to have grown up where I did because I think it gave me a nice base. Hollywood can really mess with your sense of self and I feel like coming from the South keeps me pretty grounded.
It was interesting to have humanoid villains that were rooted in our three-dimensional reality... or four dimensional reality, I'm not sure which!
I am in an extended self-directed course of study. That is, I am in control of my own life.
Maybe because she's smaller than me she might look taller.
Life is short, and I'd rather be sitting in the poor house doing what I love doing than making a lot of money and being miserable. Life is very short.
There's no right way to be female or female-identifying.
You can love clothes or you cannot love clothes. You can be a stay-at-home mom or you can have a career. You can do both. You can choose to have kids you can choose to not have kids.
There is so much more to this world then outward appearances.
Our society basks in the illusion of normalcy every day, and hides from the truth every night.
Mindi Scott has a real talent for getting inside her protagonist's head.
She sketches out Coley's story in grand swathes, and then paints in all the little details, so that you feel as though you are enmeshed in Coley's brain: thinking her thoughts, feeling her confusion, anger, and, in the end, pain. I just don't think it's possible to read this book and not identify with Coley in some way.
I'm not a big hijinker. I'm a big sit-in-my-chair-and-read-a-book-er.
I've always been a big fan of books.
I'm kissing Alyson Hannigan and I almost stuck my tongue in her mouth because we just got so into it at one point.