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By Anonym 14 Sep

Mike White

I think living in our culture right now, there's a universal experience where we feel like we become what we do. Sometimes that's rewarding and sometimes that creates an existential crisis.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mike White

I used to go online all the time, and then I had to stop myself... because I'm a writer, and it's like: to have a procrastination tool, like, within my computer... it was just getting too hairy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mike White

Sometimes when you write something on the page, it can seem very funny, but when you act it out - and this happens to me a lot, actually - the melancholy of the situation becomes more front and center.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mike White

I've never been to the Oscars, but if I was ever invited to the Oscars, I would have this weird paranoia of terrorism. It just feels like The Poseidon Adventure, everyone in their tuxes. Somehow, I feel like the whole time I would be looking for where the nearest exit was, and in a cold sweat about some kind of man-made disaster, like a terrorist strike or something. It seems like such a scary, claustrophobic proposition.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

I have had moments where I've had mental-health issues and I've felt like yoga and meditating and reading these Buddhist self-help books actually really help.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

As an actor, it's better to just be more loose and give yourself over. That's always fun. It's fun to just let go and be somebody else.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

Girls' is a huge show, as far as buzz, and magazine covers, and getting a ton of copy, and awards. And yet I don't think the viewership is huge.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

I can be really annoying, but I also feel like I'm a nice person.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

I don't even give my scripts to friends because I just feel it's, like, I don't need one more set of opinions.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

A flower doesn't love you or hate you, it just exists.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mike White

There's a victory in letting go of your expectations.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mike White

You want to work with people who you like and have an easy rapport with.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mike White

To me, this is from a Buddhist perspective or whatever, sometimes people who are working out their political beliefs, they can rage against the man, and yet at the same time can be oblivious to their own way of stepping on the foot of the person right next to them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mike White

There are life lessons that can be derived from reality television.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

I don't feel the breath of a thousand people over my shoulder.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mike White

People who write books - they live in their own world as they're writing. But people who are doing shows or big movies - not only are you writing this world that you're living in, but you're also simultaneously running a circus, and you can kind of start losing your mind like that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

I believe, in general, that even people that are self-pitying, you can feel for them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

I actually think it's helped me as a writer to have to act. It's only when you actually start putting yourself out that you appreciate the anxiety that comes with having to try to sell a line, or with trying to own a character.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mike White

You feel a little weird, as a writer of scripted television for many years, to say you're a fan of reality TV. You feel like a traitor. But I am a total fan.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mike White

To me, I definitely stand in the corner of wanting to give voice to the bullied, and not the bully.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

I feel like I know how to write plot.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

I started out writing when I was young; stuff about exposing the truth about how people are not what they appear, about how they are much more dysfunctional than they seem. Pulling back the curtain - that felt smart. But as I got older, exposing how frail people can be seems less and less deep.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mike White

My impulse is to create an aesthetic that's about a humanistic approach to a world and trying to create compassion for all the characters.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mike White

People don't go to see things in the theater for the same reasons that I do. And movies are about mass audiences. And so moviegoers are going for a different kind of drug than for a certain kind of literary quality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

I'm not really a director or producer for hire. There's lots of big gigs out there, but I'm not looking to do that. Usually, when I'm directing or producing, I've written it myself. I'm not really trying to get on some big horse that's running through town. I just make my own stuff.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

I grew up in a religious family, and we weren't allowed to listen to rock music.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

I still think of Heaven as a liberal-arts school.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

For me, writing is a solitary thing and a personal thing. And it's weird, because when you make something that requires money and collaborators, you have to talk about them. I don't enjoy that part of it. I still want to keep it to myself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mike White

I used to have a road-rage issue.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

I guess I'm trying to write stuff that I, as a viewer, would connect to.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

As you get older, you realize just figuring out how to be nice to the people in your personal sphere is almost more challenging than trying to change the bigger culture.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mike White

My whole life I've been a seeker, searching for something.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike White

I find as a viewer, when I go to see comedies, the strain to be funny throughout the whole thing. I start to lose my sense of reality, and it ends up feeling like an empty experience; there's funny stuff in it but I've lost the emotional connection to the characters because it's just so bananas.