Don't be a jerk. Try to love everyone. Give more than you take. And do it despite the fact that you only really like about seven out of 500 people.

— Judd Apatow

The most sensual Judd Apatow quotes that will transform you to a better person

College is the reward for surviving high school.

Most people have great fun stories from college and nightmare stories from high school.

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My way of dealing with the world has always been to make fun of it and observe it but not take part in it.That's how I became a writer. But when you have kids, suddenly you have to be part of things. It leads almost to a breakdown because your whole defense mechanism is now really destructive.

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I used to scream at everybody at the beginning of my career.

I'd get really emotional. I'd project all my issues about my parents and safety onto the executives, so every conversation where they gave a note was life or death and you don't love me.

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In the writing, I'm just trying to go deeper, emotionally, and learn more about myself and reveal more and find a way to connect with people in new ways.

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I am always driven by the terror of humiliation.

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We are at this weird moment where there's an economic model that supports creativity. People are demanding something new and fresh.

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I think that everything I do tends to root for the underdog.

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The only way you survive on all these services is if you're groundbreaking.

There's pressure to be groundbreaking, which is the greatest thing that's ever happened. It's a bizarre aspect of what's happened with all of these subscription services is everyone is trying to outdo each other by doing great things.

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Every joke is an experiment. When you sit, alone, and write a script, or just a joke, you really have no idea if it will succeed.

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Deer are like dogs. Except for Bambi, they're pretty personality-less.

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People talk about universal intelligence .

.. I'm reticent to believe almost anything, just because my parents weren't religious at all, but that's when I feel it. People talk about being in the "flow."

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In my beginnings, those nos were ever-present-even today, those nos are ever-present-and it's the workaround. I always found a workaround for people who turned their back to me. It's a way of being persistent that makes them take notice.

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About Judd Apatow

Quotes 218 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Director
Birthday October 16

There was definitely a period when I just felt out of sync with earth.

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I don't know if you can be a born-again virgin.

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The moment you think of a joke is the best moment.

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I think a lot of Hollywood is in retreat right now trying to figure out how to make money and make the safest bets.

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I like to shoot scenes where I can see the beginning, middle and end of the entire scene. But, when you edit a movie together, you can just cut right into the middle. You don't need to see them walk into the room and put their jacket on the chair. There's always a lot of shoe leather that you can remove.

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I think, there were probably problems with show business where producers and directors would try to get the writing credit also. So they created a rule where the bar, to get your name added to the writing credits, if you've done a revision, is very high if you're also the producer or director.

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Every day I live by only one rule, be a good guy.

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I think a lot of studios today are run by women, and we are entering a time when a lot of women have evolved in Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade and wanted to become writers and comedians.

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I used to watch 10 hours of television a night, my entire childhood.

And I don't think it did all good things to me. I certainly still have social problems that are a result of being in my room alone too much.

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The only thing worse than a crappy TV show which Paddy Chayevsky couldn't have conceived in his worst nightmare is two megacorps fighting over who thought of the crappy show first.

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So many people are in comedy because of difficult mothers or broken homes.

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There's nothing more fun than debating and defending your taste in music.

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My dad was a big fan of comedy. He wanted to be a stand-up. He loved Lenny [Bruce]. He also loved Lord Buckley and jazz and stuff. He was a hipster. My parents were kind of beatnik-y, you know, for Salt Lake City. But my humor, I think, came from wanting to disarm people before they hit me.

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There are only so many hilarious actors so when they cross-pollinate, people assume it's always the same actors and directors.

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I'm the guy who gets uncomfortable. That's why I was able to write 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' and 'Knocked Up.' I believe in those guys.

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I put on a big show when I write something I think is funny.

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I have a four-and-a-half-year-old and, when she was two and a half, she would make my wife and I do voices, like Woody and Jessie the Cowgirl, or Elmo, or Yogi Bear and Booboo. If we didn't do it, she would scream at us. So, my wife and I would have adult conversations as Yogi Bear and Booboo. It was just a nightmare year.

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You can do weird things on TV - there are happy stories, sad stories, dark stories. But with a movie, it always has to end satisfying. Unless you're the Coen brothers, and it ends with somebody getting shot in the head.

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I always felt as a kid that I was underappreciated, invisible or weird, but I've always secretly thought people would one day appreciate what is different about me. I'm always putting that message out there.

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Every time I'm in editing, there's always a moment where you think, "Maybe this should be six or seven minutes shorter, but I'm losing character and story that I think is important." When I like things, I'm not in a rush for them to end.

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If you look at who drives the box office numbers at these films, it's men.

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When you make a movie, you just send it off into the world.

You never actually live it with the crowd.

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My first writing jobs were writing Tom Arnold specials for HBO, so I love working there.

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I love the Lonely Island. I wish there was more Lonely Island movies.

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I'm making a movie about relationships, and I'm surrounded by guys scared of talking to girls.

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I was a big TV kid.When I was a kid, I would go home at 3:00 and watch TV straight through to the end of Letterman at 1:30 in the morning.I was obsessed with comics.And I would watch Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno and study them as if it was Tolstoy.

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Any music star would be singing about his lost love.

A movie would be about a relatable incident; it wasn't an untouchable magic dragon box. It was something that people could relate to, and when I vanished a girl, it would be a story about a girl that left me, or a cutting into pieces would be a date with a magician. I wouldn't just vanish a girl in a shower, I would do the shower scene from Psycho [1960] with a [Alfred] Hitchcock cameo.

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Most people are really fighting to not be adults.

And, when it happens, it's a big transition. And a lot of that is just awful. It's awful to have to get a job and really be responsible for other people. And it is funny, too. Like, we're all kind of little idiot kids trying to act like we know what we are doing.

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If you make a bad movie about stand-up, then comedians will mock you for the rest of your life.

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'Deadwood.' I could have watched that forever.

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I've come to realize that people connect more when they know you're telling them the truth or some aspect of your story, some mutated version of how you are experiencing this life.

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I used to tour a little bit with Jim Carrey and help him out on his first Showtime special.

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I was very combative as a creative person at that time [while The Ben Stiller Show]. I didn't understand how to play politics with the studios. I didn't know how to creatively collaborate with the people who were paying the bills, and that came up all the time on every project I was doing, and it took me a really long time to figure out how to collaborate in a healthy way.

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It's so difficult to shock America these days.

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I get the most starstruck around musicians.

I get tongue-tied and don't know what to say. I'm so jealous of them. When you make a movie, you're constructing something - it's a little bit like making an album. But after musicians make an album, they get to perform it live and experience it in front of a crowd.

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I had a very specific type of terrible network experience where I was told that people like Seth Rogen and Jason Segel weren't leads, so it truly drove me mad. So to be trusted is all I value.

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It's funny when people debate about music, because they get so passionate about what they enjoy.

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