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I love you. Remember. They cannot take it

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I said, I prefer the ocean when it's gray.

Or not really gray. A pale, in-between color. It reminds me of waiting for something good to happen.


I'd rather die my way than live yours.

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There was no one color that could paint Lena Duchannes.

She was a red sweater and a blue sky, a gray wind and a silver sparrow, a black curl escaping from behind her ear.

Lena's hair was sticking out in about fifteen directions, and her eyes were all small and puffy from crying. So this was what girls looked like in the morning. I had never seen one, not up close.

I was always the Class Clown and over time became very good at it.

I started doing comedy on stage at the Dallas Comedy Corner where I honed my skills by watching guys like Garry Shandling, Robin Williams, Jay Lena and more.


Sometimes I feel like if you just watch things, just sit still and let the world exist in front of you - sometimes I swear that just for a second time freezes and the world pauses in its tilt. Just for a second. And if you somehow found a way to live in that second, then you would live forever.

Lena Horne is the sweetest and most adorable woman in the world.

You're not the only one falling

My character Lena is somebody who responds to people in a very simple way.

I didn't have to take myself off to a darkened room to concentrate, I just had to try and be open. It's an interesting, subtle relationship.

I am literally obsessed with Lena Dunham.

She's, like, my favorite person in the world. I follow her on Twitter; I read her every day.


I think my most favorite subject was Lena Horne, because she embodies soul and grace and elegance and 'street'. She embodies everything. And beauty — great beauty.

I walked over and picked up one of the jugs.

"What's this? Some kind of Caster disinfectant?" Lena took it out of my hand and lined it up with the others. "Yeah, it's called bleach.

Even in the slippery blur of heat and arms and noise, Lena affected everything in her wake, a pull as powerful as the moon to the tides, or the planets to the sun. I was caught in her orbit, even as she pulled away from mine.

I got to work with my wife, Lena Olin, for the first time, which was great.

I thought it might be difficult in some way to talk to one's wife in a different way but it was so not forced.

I feel the need to work with my wife, Lena Olin, again.


As much as I try, when I open my mouth, Lena comes out, And I get so mad.

Anyway, this huge Lena Dunham interview in Playboy.

It felt like a shifting, of some kind. This new female archetype - this new, powerful, honest, non-pandering kind of female is becoming more powerful than whatever else has been rocking it for the past 10 years. I heard that Hugh Hefner's daughter is taking over. Which, if a woman is running Playboy, something is right.

Girls was the first television show I got to be a part of, and that was here in New York. Getting to work with Lena Dunham, and to work with HBO and Judd Apatow, and then being a big fan of Ryan Murphy, I couldn't have asked for a better opportunity than this.

I cry at the end of every episode of "Girls.

" I'm just so overwhelmed by the truthfulness with which [Lena Dunham] conveys human nature.

This woman [Lena Dunham] makes up being raped or something at Oberlin College and then she did commercials for Hillary [Clinton] so she's a darling, she ran that TV show at HBO. HBO's a left-wing enclave. It's worshiped. And so she benefits from that.


Nobody's ever gonna hold [ Lena Dunham] accountable.

She's a liberal and she's a woman and so she's doubly indemnified against any serious analysis of what the hell she says or thinks. It's a clear example of the double standard out there.

Gillian [Jacobs] is brilliant, and it was Lena Dunham that recommended her.

I didn't see her in the part, but Lena told me that Gillian can do anything. It turned out to be true.

I'm really interested in, who's booked the guests, who's decided to have Lena Dunham and to have the mothers of sons who were shot - sons and daughters who were shot by the police and, you know, the other performers, Paul Simon and Alicia Keys.

I was a 12 year old kid in Northern Idaho listening to Billie Holiday and Lena Horne and Sarah Vaughan and Nat King Cole. This whole genre of music is a part of who I am.

My muses were all the incredible, iconic women of glamour in Hollywood that I have worked with over 15 years. Anjelica Huston, Michelle Pfeiffer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Dunham, Viola Davis, Rihanna, Demi Moore.


I think people like Lena Dunham really opened up the door to what was possible, and they've inspired young women to go into filmmaking and writing and directing and acting in a way that maybe they didn't before, because now there is a path and there are jobs.

I used to be the youngest person on the set [of Bored To Death].

Now I'm very often the oldest person on the set. I feel lucky about that, to be honest. Lena [Dunham], by the way is a doll to me. So much fun to work with and really open.

There wouldn't be a Halle Berry or an Angela Bassett or a Cicely Tyson if there hadn't been a Lena Horne.

I am a feminist. And I'm so glad that Lena Dunham exists, because she is one too, and she's quite vocal about it. Yes, women have more freedom and more influence than ever, but it's hardly equal. It's just not.

People are often surprised by the fact that I laugh a lot, that I look like Lena Dunham, and that I don't want to make relationship dramas for the rest of my career.


When I grew up, you wanted to look like Marlene Dietrich, Betty Grable.

Fortunately, I didn't know that I really wanted to look like Lena Horne. When I grew up... black stars were stigmatized. Nobody wanted to look like Lena Horne.

Every film by Will Smith, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee, Don Cheadle will have great acting and carry good messages in the film. The films starring those actors are the films I tell young people to watch for good acting and to view for quality movies.

Madness to us means reversion; to such people as Una and Lena it meant progression. Now their uncle had entered into a land beyond them, the land of fancy. For fifty years he had been as they were, silent, hard-working, unimaginative. Then all of a sudden, like a scholar passing his degree, he had gone up into another form.

I see ya waiting for the bus early in the morn', brick house with a face like Lena Horne.