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Diablo Cody – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Diablo Cody

 

I wrote a screenplay for a ‘Sweet Valley High’ adaptation, and it’s really amazing to me how many women who are my age have responded to the idea and are excited about the movie.

– Diablo Cody


I absolutely relate to being alone in squalor, trying to come up with something adequate. I relate to that, and I’ve been known to crawl out of bed and drink out of a 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke.

– Diablo Cody


I don’t think I ever got the hang of the writers’ room. I love collaborating with people, but I really do my best work alone, and I think I would want to – if I did something again, I think I’d want to take total ownership the way Aaron Sorkin or David Kelley does.

– Diablo Cody


If being an attractive woman got you attention for directing, then the entire ‘best director’ category would be comprised of models. To me, that is just the most ludicrous connection that you could make.

– Diablo Cody


Speaking of Twitter, I don’t even know if I composed a blog entry in 2009, as I was too busy parceling my every thought into cute 140-character sound bites. I used to only worry about being pithy for a living now some of my best lines are wasted on a free app!

– Diablo Cody


The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are.

– Diablo Cody


Fact: The new ‘90210’ is cooler than the old ‘90210.’ It’s the lithe, streamlined Skipper to the elder series’ venerable Barbie. Gone are the traditional parents – they’ve been replaced by a hipster mom n’ pop who get busted necking in the car.

– Diablo Cody


I want Maggie Gyllenhaal. I don’t know why. I don’t think she necessarily looks like me or acts like me, I just think she’s a cool actress and she could play me, so there you go.

– Diablo Cody


I had the experience last year of directing my first feature while I had a 1-year-old son and while I was also pregnant, so I am now well aware of the difficulties women who are rearing children face when they’re also trying to make headway in mainstream of film.

– Diablo Cody


One nice thing about being a woman in Hollywood is that the women tend to be very close-knit. All of us writers and directors know each other and cling to each other for safety and support, and it’s really a completely different vibe than the men experience out here, where they’re all trying to murder each other.

– Diablo Cody


There’s probably no experience more alienating than fame, other than a terminal illness, where you actually find yourself in a situation that nobody around you can relate to.

– Diablo Cody


You know, it shouldn’t just be about women as heroic figures overcoming things, it just needs to be about women in general getting the opportunity to play a multitude of roles, telling a multitude of stories – just to express human experience from a woman’s perspective. I hope, someday, we can get to that point. I’m all about representation.

– Diablo Cody


To enjoy being famous, you need to have a screw loose.

– Diablo Cody


You know, I did not like being famous. It was a stressful and ugly time, and I’m glad it’s over.

– Diablo Cody


I normally ignore the History Channel.

– Diablo Cody


It’s possible that I’ve matured as a writer, and I hope I’ve matured emotionally, but I always find myself revisiting these adolescent scenes.

– Diablo Cody


Put your blog out into the world and hope that your talent will speak for itself.

– Diablo Cody


I just go about my life. I’m a mom, I drive an SUV, I go to the grocery store every day. I’m definitely not a celebrity. I always say that I’m a celebrity-adjacent.

– Diablo Cody


I hear that 5 o’clock whistle in my mind like Fred Flintstone and I have to stop. I’m also not much of a morning writer. I have a sweet spot from about 11am to 4pm. But I really work during that time.

– Diablo Cody


I do not quote my own movies. I think I would be pretty insufferable if I did.

– Diablo Cody


I don’t know why, but I’ve always been a sucker for roller coasters in movies.

– Diablo Cody


I’m not an especially highbrow person, but I have always loved small, quirky, edgy movies.

– Diablo Cody


People don’t have these tidy little redemption arcs in reality the way they do in movies.

– Diablo Cody


Ah, reality TV: where opportunists delight in exposing opportunism! It’s kind of like the indie music scene.

– Diablo Cody


People have always wanted to be recognized, and that’s human nature. But people used to want to be recognized for their accomplishments, and now they simply want to be visible.

– Diablo Cody


There’s a weird cloud around you when you’re recognizable. It was a brief window for me. I think you have to have a pathological need for attention of any type, negative or positive, to thrive in that kind of situation. And I only want compliments.

– Diablo Cody


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