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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.

— Joss Whedon

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The hardest thing in this world, is to live in it.

I had been acting since I was seven years old, but I had a combination of things happen at about the same time. 'Austin Powers' came out on DVD, I got a series regular gig on 'Buffy' and 'Can't Hardly Wait' came out.

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.

There is more than one way to burn a book.

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.

Angelus: Now that's everything, huh? No weapons.

.. No friends...No hope. Take all that away... and what's left? Buffy: Me.

I don't want to feel like a failure to my daughter.

She's the best thing I've ever done. Buffy - pretty great and all, but Charlotte's way better.

I actually go to the gym much more now than I did when I was on Buffy.

I like to stay fit, because that's when I feel really healthy. But I never worked out for any kind of image. People have said to me, 'Do you starve yourself before photo shoots?' And I always say, 'No way.! That's what airbrushing is for. I had french fries last night.'

To forgive is an act of compassion, Buffy.

It's not done because people deserve it. It's done because they need it.

There's more than one way to be a girl

If every vampire who said he was at the crucifixion was actually there, it would've been like Woodstock.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer showed the whole world, and an entire sprawling industry, that writing monsters and demons and end-of-the-world is not hack-work, it can challenge the best. Joss Whedon raised the bar for every writer - not just genre or niche writers, but every single one of us.

If the apocalypse comes...beep me!

When I created Buffy, I wanted to create a female icon, but I also wanted to be very careful to surround her with men that not only have no problem with the idea of a female leader, but were in fact engaged and even attracted to the idea.

I hate it when people talk about Buffy as being campy.

.. I hate camp, I don't enjoy dumb TV. I believe Aaron Spelling has single-handedly lowered SAT scores.

I love America. You always hurt the one you love.

Things involved with a computer fill me with a childlike terror.

Now, if it were a nice ogre or some such I'd be more in my element.

I'm Joan of Arc. I figured we had a lot in common, seeing as how I was almost burned at the stake. And plus she had that close relationship with God.

He's like Super Librarian, y'know? Everyone forgets, Willow, that knowledge is the ultimate weapon.

Cordelia: I personally don't think it's possible to come up with a crazier plan.

Oz: We attack the Mayor with hummus. Cordelia: I stand corrected. Oz: Just keeping things in perspective.

There are some things I can just smell.

It's like a sixth sense." "Well, actually, that would be one of the five.

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Buffy's high school was built on top of a vortex of evil, the Hellmouth. And whose wasn't?

I think Sarah Michelle Gellar has done some brilliant work as Buffy.

Eastlake High makes Buffy's hellmouth look like a crack in the sidewalk.

I designed 'Buffy' to be an icon, to be an emotional experience, to be loved in a way that other shows can't be loved. Because it's about adolescence, which is the most important thing people go through in their development, becoming an adult.

I think Buffy was a grown-up. One of the amazing things about the show was that I was able to grow with her. Yes, she started in high school, and then she went to college, and then essentially she was a mother to all the other Slayers, so I always felt like Buffy was a grown-up.

Buffy loves Angel. He loves her. And I love Ho Hos.

When you've played Buffy - who's such a strong female role model - it's really hard for another female character to compare to her.

Buffy's very similar to me to me when I was growing up.

A child in an adult world, sort of trapped between the two. Does Buffy go to the prom or does she save the world from demons?

Ringer is the perfect balance of what audiences want ot see me do.

It's Cruel Intentions meets Buffy.

Ultimately you want to do something in life that people will remember.

And with Buffy, I did that. I don't feel like I need to achieve something. I just do it because it's fun. And that takes the pressure off.

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'.

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