Stay crunchy, even in milk.— Joss Whedon
The most uplifting Joss Whedon quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
You know, I always was an early morning or late night writer.
Early morning was my favorite; late night was because you had a deadline. And at four in the morning you make up some of your most absurd jokes.
I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of.
Bottom line is, even if you see 'em coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are.
Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.
The hardest thing in this world, is to live in it.
Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.
I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar!
If you're someone who genuinely believes that women don't deserve or aren't as much as men, you're like the plague. On the big history chart, you're the plague... It's just pointless and deadly.
That girl will rain destruction down on you and your ship.
She is an albatross, Captain. Way I remember it, albatross was a ship's good luck, 'til some idiot killed it. [to Inara] Yes, I've read a poem. Try not to faint.
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?
In every generation there is a chosen one.
She alone will stand against the vampires the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer.
Faith in God means believing absolutely in something with no proof whatsoever.
Faith in humanity means believing absolutely in something with a huge amount of proof to the contrary. We are the true believers.
There was a time before I felt I was a real writer, when I was a yarn spinner and I just wanted to tell story until it was over. But then there came a time where I was like, 'No, I want to understand something through writing this that I might have not understood before. I want people to come away with something to think about.'
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.
If I kill you, you'll be awake, you'll be facing me, and you'll be armed.
Half of writing history is hiding the truth
I was not popular in school, and I was definitely not a ladies' man.
And I had a very painful adolescence, because it was all very strange to me. It wasn't like I got beat up, but the humiliation and isolation, and the existential 'God, I exist, and nobody cares' of being a teenager were extremely pronounced for me.
Angelus: Now that's everything, huh? No weapons.
.. No friends...No hope. Take all that away... and what's left? Buffy: Me.
People feel removed from sexism. 'I'm not a sexist, but I'm not a feminist.' They think there's this fuzzy middle ground. There's no fuzzy middle ground. You either believe that women are people or you don't. It's that simple.
Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn't suck.
The misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition.
It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who's confronted with it.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and they CANCELLED MY FRIKKIN' SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had all those people on it. Damn.
I really love `Serenity.' I'm really proud of it and excited to see it my guys on the big screen, bringing something new to it. But `Firefly' was a different animal, something I will regret losing until the day they put me in a box, because I did have a lot of good stories I wanted to tell.
Because it’s no longer enough to be a decent person.
It’s no longer enough to shake our heads and make concerned grimaces at the news. True enlightened activism is the only thing that can save humanity from itself.
There’s a fine line between support and stalking and let’s all stay on the right side of that.
I'm a very hard-line, angry atheist. Yet I am fascinated by the concept of devotion.
I don't want the giant ego. I don't want to become Kevin Costner, singing on the soundtrack to The Postman.
I loved the idea of a girl going into a dark alley, and a monster comes, and then she just aces him. It’s like, you want to see the tiny person suddenly take control. God, my whole career is basically about that!
"Angel, when I look into the future, all I see is you! All I want is you." "I know the feeling."
Writers are completely out of touch with reality.
Writers are crazy [people]. We create conflict - for a living. We do this all the time, sometimes on a weekly basis, we create horrible, incredible circumstances and then figure a way out of them. That's what we do.
Every vampire fiction reinvents vampires to its own needs. You take what you want.
Equality is not a concept. It's not something we should be striving for. It's a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women.
People with real power never fear of losing it. People with control think of little else.
The goal is always about the next story.
It's always about the thing I haven't done before. It's about learning, or it's about becoming better, and it's about whatever story grabs hold of me.
I tend to tell stories that have a lot of momentum;
it's not like 'and then months later...' I like things where the momentum of one action rolls into the next one so everything is the sum of that.
If every vampire who said he was at the crucifixion was actually there, it would've been like Woodstock.
If the apocalypse comes...beep me!
Scramblers deactivated, then? Well here's some good news.
You feel no pain. You will go straight to a hospital. Remember nothing of this place. And every time you hear the words "parsley", "intractable" or "longitude", you will vomit uncontrollably for forty-eight hours.
There's a reason Tony Stark makes fun of 'Thor,' and mentions 'Shakespeare' in the park in 'The Avengers.' It's great to play high drama and comedy alongside a modern story.
I am a great believer in found families and I'm not a great believer in blood.
To accept duality is to earn identity.
If I find out I have to write today and nothing else, that’s a perfect day.
I know a lot of people who are great at it and make it look easy who are tortured and miserable people. Writing for me is perfect peace.
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.
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.
Everything is a drug. Family, art, causes, new shoes… We’re all just tweaking our chem to avoid the void.
Love is for children. I owe him a debt.
When I read [the script] and saw that it was my fanboy wet dream of an Avengers script and that [Agent] Coulson was a big part of it, that was the great day for me. I just drove around the streets with the script in the other seat, giggling.
My people - before I was changed - they exchanged this as a sign of devotion.
It's a Claddagh ring. The hands represent friendship; the crown represents loyalty... and the heart... Well, you know... Wear it with the heart pointing towards you. It means you belong to somebody. Like this.
Buffy Anne Summers 1981-2001 Beloved sister devoted friend she saved the world a lot.
I describe television as feminine and movies as masculine, in the sense that television wants to examine a problem from all sides and talk about it for a long time, and movies just want to hit the climax and then maybe have a smoke.
It's good to meet you, Dr. Banner. Your work on anti-electron collisions is unparalleled. And I'm a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster.