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By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

It's okay to change your mind. About a feeling, a person, a promise of love.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

All my freakouts have been pretty private and directed at family pets and/or people I have been dating for too short a time to freak out at in that way.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

I think what people really hate is to be caught by surprise by criticism.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

I'm so in awe of what visual artists do and I do understand the differences of what visual artists do. I have a small art collection I hope to expand.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

I think breakfast is the one meal when you don't have to eat animal, maybe.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

The fact is that I write under duress, often in my bed, often at the last minute. I'm kind of a binge writer I would say, which I don't support. I was always kind of that way. Probably the time I was the most regular as a writer was college. It was like, what else is there to do when you're living in the Midwest studying creative writing?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

I always imagined that having a baby is something that I'm going to keep in a private place, but maybe my curse is that all I'm going to want to do is tell everybody about what my birth process was like and what my children's nightmares are.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

I just don't want to be around people who don't hate everything in their life right now.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

If you watch my movie, you understand I am perverse and weird and angry and not looking to direct a film that ends with a bunch of teenagers exploding into glitter.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

Let's be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

I think that it's very important to be with someone who makes you feel like the best version of yourself. In some sense, your partner is a mirror, and you have to like what they're reflecting back at you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lena Dunham

You know, when I first started making online videos, there were a lot of filmmakers I befriended who were doing it too.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

I think that as our country becomes more tolerant as a whole of certain things, hopefully becomes more tolerant, there's a way that certain kinds of bullying will be passe and unacceptable.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lena Dunham

There is no way that my mother hasn't influenced my career. She's my first critic. She's my best critic. She has the best instincts from writing to style to editing, to the visual elements of my career.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

My thoughts on body image are simple: if you are being kind to yourself mentally and physically you never have anything to be ashamed for, ever.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

I remember asking my mom, "Do you think that I will ever have enough money to live outside of your house?" And she would be like, "You just never know.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lena Dunham

I have been envious of male characteristics, if not the men themselves. I'm jealous of the ease with which they seem to inhabit their professional pursuits: the lack of apologizing, of bending over backward to make sure the people around them are comfortable with what they're trying to do. The fact that they are so often free of the people-pleasing instincts. I have watched men order at dinner, ask for shitty wine and extra bread with confidence I could never muster, and thought, what a treat that must be. But I also considered being female such a unique gift, such a sacred joy, in ways that run so deep I can't articulate them. It's a special kind of privilege to be born into the body you wanted, to embrace the essence of your gender even as you recognize what you are up against. Even as you seek to redefine it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

It's not brave to do something that doesn't scare you. Performing in sex scenes that I direct, exposing a flash of my weird puffy nipple, those things don't fall into my zone of terror.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

I think about my best friendship - which the Marnie-Hannah friendship in Girls is based on - as like a great romance of my young life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all, and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lena Dunham

The parts I enjoy playing aren't really available to me. So I have to write them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

I learned that people are much more game to mock their own personas than you would think.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

I still go to a party and say something embarrassing to someone, and then write them a weird e-mail about it the next day, and then write them a text because I think they didn't get the e-mail. No matter what happens with your level of success, you still have to deal with all the baggage that is yourself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

I write at all different times. I write in my bed, I write at the table. I need to get it together. I'm working on a book and working, and just jam it in whenever it makes sense.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lena Dunham

The thing that's so hard about being a kid is you don't have enough knowledge to explain things yourself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

At a brunch potluck, I realize that I do, in fact, hate everybody.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lena Dunham

There's a certain grace to having your heart broken.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

It's not brave to do something that doesn't scare you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lena Dunham

You’ve learned a new rule and it’s simple: don’t put yourself in situations you’d like to run away from. But when you run, run back to yourself, like that bunny in Runaway Bunny runs to its mother, but you are the mother and you’ll see that later and be very, very proud.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lena Dunham

How are we supposed to live every day if we know we're going to die?' He looked at me, clearly pained by the dawning of my genetically predestined morbidity. He had been the same way as a kid. A day never went by where he didn't think about this eventual demise. He sighed, leaned back in his chair, unable to conjure a comforting answer. 'You just do'.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lena Dunham

All adventurous women do.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lena Dunham

I feel like there are fifty ways it's my fault. I fantasized. I took the big pill and the small pill, stuffed myself with substances to make being out in the world with people my own age a little easier. To lessen the space between me and everyone else. I was hungry to be seen. But I also know that at no moment did I consent to being handled that way.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

It would probably be too easy a cop out to say that just Republican males hate me. Though there's a large swath of them, for sure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

I'm really lucky because I surround myself onset with people who I really trust to give me feedback, so I'm directing myself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

Basically my new litmus test for people is, do they make me hear about a blow job they gave in the first ten minutes of us talking? And if they didn't then I can feel excited.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

I have never been a physically engaged person. Like, I was not an athletic kid. I was the kid who came up with a thousand excuses not to take a gym class. Even now, if I could, I would do all my work from bed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

It is really funny how even cool chicks are sort of like, 'Our moms covered that feminism thing and now we're living in a post-that world,' when that just isn't true.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

I'm so proud of Jason's [Benjamin] work. I can say this and he can't, but there's no group of documentary subjects more devoted to their documentarian. The vibes are really positive, and I feel so lucky.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

I am not a particularly political person, but, as a Tribeca resident, the commodification of September 11th is offensive to me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

Enjoy going through life as yourself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

It's not that I don't want to hear about that [blow job] stuff, I just want to hear about it immediately. And I want to hear about it on more comfortable terms.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lena Dunham

A month into the semester, I would start showing up twenty minutes late to class again. The rewards weren't enough to keep me on task, and life got in the way. My mind wandered to the future, postcollege, when I'd create my own schedule that served my need to eat a rich snack every five to fifteen minutes. As for the disappointment written across the teacher's face? I couldn't, and wouldn't, care.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lena Dunham

Throughout the day I often ask myself, Could I fall asleep right now? and the answer is always a resounding yes.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

I don't feel like my work is dependent on my size. I feel like my work is dependent on the fact that I'm an everywoman. I'd be an everywoman if I lost 20 pounds or if I gained 50 pounds, because of my attitude and it's my relationship to the world and the fact that like I have two front teeth that are bigger than the rest of my teeth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lena Dunham

I would go to work from 9 to 6, go home, nap for two hours, then write from 8 to 2 a.m.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

I felt like I was a writer, and I just thought filmmaking was the best way for me to express that, because it allows me to embrace the visual world that I love. It's allows me to interact with people, to be more social than fiction or poetry, and it felt like the right way for me to tell the stories that felt pressing to me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

I can’t imagine a passionate affair with a native man

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

Here's who it's okay to share a bed with: . . . A heating pad. An empty bag of pita chips. The love of your life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

I frustrate myself as a writer. There are certain things that I'll think, 'Well, that would be really fun to play... if somebody else was playing this character.'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lena Dunham

I didn't drink in the essence of the classroom. I didn't take legible notes or dance all night. I thought I would marry my boyfriend and grow old and sick of him. I thought I would keep my friends, and we'd make different, new memories. None of that happened. Better things happened.