Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep -feel it all. Look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love.— Zooey Deschanel
The most restlessness Zooey Deschanel quotes to get the best of your day
After staring at origami directions long enough, you sort of become one with them and start understanding them from the inside.
I need a coffee to go with my coffee.
That is so personal, and it’s my pet peeve when people press you on it.
And it’s always women who get asked! Is anybody saying that to George Clooney?
It's never too late for a coffee. After all it's morning somewhere in the world.
I finally figured out how to read origami directions.
It's an addiction. I love clothes. I like to go down Melrose and look in all the windows and I go to different flea markets. I have lots of costumes. You never know when you're going to have to dress up like a milkmaid from the 1600s.
I grew up believing my sister was from the planet Neptune and had been sent down to Earth to kill me.
I'm always trying to do stuff I haven't done before or challenge myself so I'm not resting on my laurels all of the time because if I just found my little niche and never left it, I'd be pretty boring, I think.
Don't allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart.
I want to be where your heart is home I want to see you with the light in the morning There's never been such a beautiful warning to me, to me
When I was 13, I wasn't the coolest kid in my class, and that inner dork is a wonderful thing to have.
I think my knowledge of music theory is rooted in jazz theory, and a lot of the writers of standards - Rodgers and Hart, and Gershwin.
The average person tells a few white lies.
I'm into sincerity in music and sincerity in art.
If it doesn't feel true, I don't want to do it. Things that are too dramatic scare me. I think that's why I don't always fit into the world of performing arts.
I think I'm a fun flatmate. I'm always cheerful. I go on tour with my band so it's 12 people on one bus and I feel like I'm the one who's happy in the morning. I'm not a chaotic person, but I might slack off on doing the dishes from time to time.
It's a lot harder to do an ensemble because your energy is going in so many different places, and you have to cover everybody. You have to sort of split your attention.
In a sense, I like to think of the live performance as something different than the record, not necessarily looking to exactly recreate the record. Sometimes Matt and I just do duets folk-style. Part of the fun of seeing a live show is having it be different from the way that you hear it in your bedroom or wherever you listen to music.
You don't have to wear expensive clothes to look good.
In an ideal world no one would talk before 10am.
People would just hug, because waking up is really hard.
You can't know if someone's really your best friend.
I think the measure of that is you could not see each other for six months and then when you see each other you laugh the same way you did when you were a little kid.
You can't expect to make no effort. You still have to make the effort and be kind and understanding.
I like a lot of old films, I like a lot old music, and a lot of it has to do with the fact that I like the idea of knowing what happens before, so that I can understand it.
For those of us who try to keep remembering, Try to do our better than our best.
Think of all the children in the drifts of snow. Winners never quit, but winters never rest.
I have trouble actually describing myself because I'm always suspicious of people who start describing themselves. I'm like, "OK, why are you trying to tell me what you are?"
Always the aim for me is making people feel like they are not alone.
That's just the greatest feeling.
Certain aspects of my personality are always going to come out on-screen.
I guess that's just me - if they say I'm quirky, I'm quirky. It's better than being boring.
California is a great big nation of one They never knew what they wanted 'til it was already gone
Making movies, you're like an independent contractor - you come in, you have a specific job, and a lot of what you do is completely manipulated, which is good and bad.
It`s not about women acting like man, it`s about women acting like woman and being sucsessful
O-o-old habits die hard when you got, when you got a sentimental heart Piece of the puzzle, you're my missing part Oh what can you do with a sentimental heart?
When I was a little bit younger The strain I was under could make me cry.
Now I'm a little bit older, A little bit bolder, Never so shy
There are a lot of actors who will sit here and talk to you about characters - 'He does this, and she's a really interesting character because she does this.' I'm not like that at all. I'm not an actory actor.
I love having a lot of content. I prefer to have constant stimulation.
I'm not going to say I'm a big girl. I'm a very small person, but I'm a healthy weight. That might be a little weird for Hollywood.
In making a record there are so fewer people involved - at least in our case.
There were no more than three or four people in the studio at once. So I really feel like I can stand by everything on the record and say this is something that I personally endorse.
If 'New Girl' had been a movie, I don't know whether I would have been given the opportunity to do it.
You do not need to look or be anorexic to be successful in Hollywood.
The range of what's acceptable is a lot larger than what people believe.
Change is hard, I should know. I should know.
I like playing sort-of-crazy people. There's something really, really fun about that.
I just sort of follow my bliss, so to speak, and then I see where that takes me.
I'm not cynical about love at all. I'm very practical. I think love takes up a lot of time.
I love movies and I love to watch movies and being a part of the whole film experience. Being a filmgoer is a unique experience, and it can affect you on so many levels. But being an actor in movies you often have a very narrow palette for expressing yourself.
If I'm trying to please every craze fan, then I can't. Of course, we all want to please the fans.
If I were to work with my mom, I probably would not want her to play my mom.
That would get too real.
I'm not playing a comedy. I want to be playing the truth of the moment, and then have the comedy come out.
I'm not really that interested in pandering to an audience of people that are going to judge me before they hear me. If they hear it and don't like it, that's totally fine.
If people just want to be famous, that's just not enough to get you up at 4 in the morning to go to work. You have to love what you're doing.
When I got a little bit older I wanted to play piano - that's all I wanted to do. I remember learning how to play a blues progression on the xylophone in music class and thinking "This is the greatest thing I've ever learned."