Nah... I mean, I'm already pregnant, so what other kind of shenanigans could I get into?

— Diablo Cody

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I myself identify as a recovering Blockhead.

You'd be surprised how many twenty- and thirty-something hipster chicks have the NKOTB skeleton in their closet, albeit artfully concealed by stacks of Ksubi skinny jeans and ironic Judas Priest T-shirts.

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I'm glad that as a 33-year-old working mother, I can still choose to wear a Hello Kitty T-shirt or stay up late scrolling through the Twitter feed of my junior-high crush.

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Los Angeles is often described as the nadir of vapidity, a smog-choked space cradle.

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He is the cheese to my macaroni.

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For me, stripping was an unusual kind of escape.

I had nothing to escape but privilege, but I claimed asylum anyway. At twenty-four, it was my last chance to reject something and become nothing. I wanted to terrify myself. Mission accomplished.

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Thanks a heap coyote ugly. This cactus-gram stings worse than your abandonment.

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The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are.

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In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person will still think the sun shines out your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with.

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The fashion industry isn't merely content to encase my meaty flanks in skintight denim. Oh, no! That denim also has to be white, a color that attracts ketchup, wine, garlic aioli, and any other foodstuffs I might otherwise be able to enjoy if I wasn't wearing ridiculously tight pants.

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I didn't even know how to talk to people, I didn't know how to talk to the press. I was just a jester. And I still feel that way. But, I mean, what haven't I learned? Everything that I know is new information because I was starting with nothing.

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I have never been an ambitious person, and my participation in this industry is a fluke, but only male writers can afford to be coy and self-deprecating.

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There's probably no experience more alienating than fame, other than a terminal illness, where you actually find yourself in a situation that nobody around you can relate to.

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About Diablo Cody

Quotes 81 sayings
Profession Screenwriter
Birthday October 16

Stripping toughened my hide, but exposing myself as a writer has been a lot more brutal.

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There's this double standard that exists and it really frustrates me.

If a woman chooses to work, people say, "Oh it's so sad that you're not at home with your children." But no one ever says that to a man because it's assumed that the man is going to be the provider.

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Vodka Redbull: Upper meets downer in an effervescent hybrid of bubble gum and junkie piss

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People have always wanted to be recognized, and that's human nature.

But people used to want to be recognized for their accomplishments, and now they simply want to be visible.

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Gas Attendant: "Thata ain't no etch-a-sketch. Thats one doodle that can't be un-did home skillet.

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And I think I'm an adrenaline junkie, and there's nothing that will spike your adrenaline more than sitting in a theater and listen to an audience react to something you've written.

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Juno MacGuff: [yelling through the house] Dad? Mac MacGuff: What? Juno MacGuff: Either I just peed my pants or um... Mac MacGuff: *Or*...? Juno MacGuff: THUNDERCATS ARE GO!

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If this whole writing thing doesn't work out, I'll be getting right back on the pole.

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The one thing I have found about Hollywood is it's a town full of people who believe in themselves, often to a degree where they're what you would call "delusional."

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I actually have two children now, and sometimes I wonder if that's it.

Because they do make writing and directing more complicated and more difficult, especially now that they're very young.

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When you're in a competitive environment, always give out the impression that you don't care. It makes people want you more. If you act desperate, it's over. I think a passive attitude is helpful. It comes naturally because I'm lazy.

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Juno MacGuff: Wise move. I know this girl who had a huge crazy freakout because she took too many behavioral meds at once. She took off all her clothes and jumped into the fountain at Ridgedale Mall and she was like, "Blaaaaah! I'm a kraken from the sea!" Su-Chin: That was you.

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I try to avoid Twitter. I occasionally can't resist the siren call of email.

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Jeez banana! Shut your freaking gob!

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I think when you take people who are damaged and you give them money and freedom, it can be a toxic cocktail.

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I usually try not to think about actors while writing, because the odds of those stars aligning and you getting those specific people are so rare.

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I have a lot of screenwriter friends and many of them have had an experience where they aren't even welcome on set during production.

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I think I have always sort of cultivated a flowery writing style.

I've always sort of over - written in every genre that I've attempted. I went to college and took a couple of writing classes and I remember my teachers were always incredibly encouraging. But it was inevitable to get the criticism: "Take it down a notch!" But the nice thing about screenwriting is that you don't really have to.

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I think it's great when writers get recognition;

it doesn't happen very often. I just don't want that writer to be me. Let it be Aaron Sorkin or, you know, somebody good.

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I am actually able to do other things. I'm not just this writer.

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I've never even seen a great set fight or a great set meltdown.

I seem to always be on these incredibly relaxed sets.

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The things that I write are autobiographical in a surreal sense, like when you have a dream and you go to the doctor's office, but then you turn around and it's actually your childhood home and the doctor has turned into Ryan Reynolds.

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Shoulda gone to China. They give away babies like free iPods. They put them in guns and shoot them out at sporting events.

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I write small and weird. Romcoms are not in my skill set.

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Bren MacGuff: Well, honey, doctors are sadists who like to play God and watch lesser people scream.

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I keep joking that I'm in Jason Reitman Film School, because I keep asking him questions every single day about directing and I have a list of things that he's told me to do and not do and I definitely couldn't learn from a better person.

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The stuff I write isn't strictly autobiographical, but it's personal, if that makes any sense. It draws all these little incidents and people out of my life and then contorts them.

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When I do encounter young women or aspiring filmmakers who tell me that I've inspired them or that my work means something to them, that's amazing. That's really exciting!

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I don't think I ever got the hang of the writers' room.

I love collaborating with people, but I really do my best work alone, and I think I would want to - if I did something again, I think I'd want to take total ownership the way Aaron Sorkin or David Kelley does.

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I do not quote my own movies. I think I would be pretty insufferable if I did.

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I am a karaoke purist and I don't like that.

I don't think it's enough for you to just be there with your friends singing. I think you need to be in front of a crowd of hostile strangers for it to truly count.

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If I want to get a taste of beach culture, I'll fire up my season 2 DVD of 'Beverly Hills, 90210.'

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I want Maggie Gyllenhaal. I don't know why. I don't think she necessarily looks like me or acts like me, I just think she's a cool actress and she could play me, so there you go.

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I think when you're writing prose there's a lot of attendant description and that's were I used to really go bananas. With a screenplay that all gets filled in by the director, so it just sort of pulls you back by virtue of the form. You also have to use more economy as a screenwriter and so it's kind of limiting in a good way.

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I think it's pretty obvious that women's stories are not necessarily being told in Hollywood and women are not necessarily being put in the leadership positions they deserve in mainstream film.

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You hear the term "staying grounded" a lot when you're coming up in the movie industry and it's the one word I don't really understand because it implies being tethered almost and I don't like that. Why stay grounded? You might as well become a complete eccentric, float off into the sky and burn yourself on the sun and go crazy.

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Nobody comes to Minnesota to take their clothes off, at least as far as I know.

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