Greta Gerwig Quotes On Courage, Madness, Passion, Feelings

Greta Gerwig Quotes On Courage, Madness, Passion, Feelings

Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig Quotes:

Courage doesn’t grow overnight. It can be a long process.

Greta Gerwig

Everybody is always in the middle of their own opera.

Greta Gerwig

Getting bad reviews or doing something that’s not great is also really good for you as an actor. It also makes me feel as an actor that I’ve earned my stripes a bit.

Greta Gerwig

I always feel like a vague failure in L.A. – it always makes me feel like I should somehow be different than I am. And I don’t know why.

Greta Gerwig

I didn’t know the city at all, but I was so happy to be in New York I cried. I was so excited.

Greta Gerwig

I don’t know any woman who has a simple relationship with their mother or with their daughter.

Greta Gerwig

I don’t really decide what the core of the story is before I write. I write to figure out what the story is. And I think the characters end up talking to you and telling you what they want to be doing and what is important to them. So in some ways, your job is to listen as much as it is to write.

Greta Gerwig

I feel like every year there’s a thing about ‘not enough roles for ladies!’ and, then, also an article, like ‘The Year of The Woman.’ I think that we all just know in our hearts they’re underrepresented. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t amazing moments.

Greta Gerwig

I had dreams, but I didn’t have the sense that they would necessarily work out. They seemed very far-fetched.

Greta Gerwig

I have a fundamentally hopeful view about people, and that might merely be a reflection of the fact that I’ve lived an incredibly privileged life in a very wealthy nation without a lot of the struggles that most of the world has to face.

Greta Gerwig

I have very intense feelings of joy or sadness. I used to not like that so much because I was worried it was girly, and I wanted to be more stoic. I think this happens a lot. When you’re 16, there are qualities you wish you didn’t have, and then when you’re 30, you’re like, ‘Thank God I have that; otherwise, I’d be living less vividly.’

Greta Gerwig

I just don’t feel like I’ve seen very many movies about 17-year-old girls where the question is not, ‘Will she find the right guy’ or ‘Will he find her?’ The question should be, ‘Is she going to occupy her personhood?’ Because I think we’re very unused to seeing female characters, particularly young female characters, as people.

Greta Gerwig

I live in New York, and I love New York as well, but I think Los Angeles is a place where if you have the right person with you, there are all these little worlds that you would never guess by just looking at the exterior of what the city is.

Greta Gerwig

I love writing, and I think I’m kind of a workaholic. I’m happiest when I’m working.

Greta Gerwig

I loved dance.

Greta Gerwig

I loved ‘Moonlight.’ I thought it was really beautiful. Really great.

Greta Gerwig

I stopped being interested in improvisation, and I continue to not be that interested in it. Comedians can do it on a different level because they have a goal, but if you’re improvising something that’s dramatic, there’s not that much to be good at.

Greta Gerwig

I think being attracted to mistakes is one of the things that film can capture in a way that theater can’t. Film can capture a moment of spontaneous life that will never be captured again.

Greta Gerwig

I think structure is so deep in us. We put it in stories we tell our friends or in emails we write. We want it. It’s how we create meaning.

Greta Gerwig

I think that people in their 20s actually aren’t given enough credit for their ambition.

Greta Gerwig

I thought Mia Hansen-Love was a true auteur, and I always wanted to work with her. Mia’s empathy for her characters and her ability to use the language of cinema to communicate real human depth is extraordinary. She’s a humanist.

Greta Gerwig

I was a massive Whit Stillman fan. Groupie. I would have done anything for him.

Greta Gerwig

I was serious about ballet for a long time, but my mom got me into tap and jazz and modern and hip-hop, and I was one of those over-lessoned children.

Greta Gerwig

I wouldn’t call myself ‘into the DJ scene.’ I have friends who are DJs, like James Murphy. I was really into the DJ scene at his wedding. But generally, I’m not at the clubs. I’ve never been to a rave.

Greta Gerwig

I wrote the script to ‘Lady Bird,’ and it really came out of a desire to make a project about home – like, what the meaning of home is, and place. I knew Sacramento very well, obviously, growing up there, and I felt like the right way to tell a story of a place was through a person who’s about to leave it.

Greta Gerwig

I’m all for the banalities of life and humiliation and everyday tragedies, but I also think people have big moments, and they have bigness in them.

Greta Gerwig

I’m always interested in how people use language to not say what they mean.

Greta Gerwig
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