Alan Ball short quotes

We live in a time where there's an alienation factor. There's a certain disconnection. We don't have any real sense of community anymore. ---->>>

I'm a Buddhist, so one of my biggest beliefs is, 'Everything changes, don't take it personally.' ---->>>

Most of us live in artificial environments and then we go to work in artificial environments and the world becomes something that you see through a window. ---->>>

I believe forgiveness is possible for everybody, for everything, but I'm a Buddhist. ---->>>

Racism is ridiculous no matter where it's coming from. ---->>>

I'm aware of 'Twilight,' but I've never seen the movies or read any of the books. Frankly, the story leaves me cold - why do a vampire story about abstinence? ---->>>

There is a fetishization of victimization in our culture. And I just am not interested in victimhood. ---->>>

Vampires are total sexual metaphors; there's just no way around that. ---->>>

I think sexuality is a window into someone's soul. ---->>>

Death is a companion for all of us, whether we acknowledge it or not, whether we're aware of it or not, and it's not necessarily a terrible thing. ---->>>

I'm 53. I don't care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed. ---->>>

Directing is physically exciting because there's a ticking clock, you're working with people, it's very social, it's very enjoyable. ---->>>

When I go home, the last thing I want to do is read about the popular lore of vampires. ---->>>

The difference between film and TV is the pace. You don't have the leisure of time in television. ---->>>

Not everything is going to be successful. To strive for that is really naive. You just do the best you can do. ---->>>

Obviously death is a theme I'm fascinated by. ---->>>

I think vampires are a timeless powerful archetype that can tap into people's psyches. ---->>>

I would say try to tell stories that you care about as opposed to stories that you think will sell. ---->>>

I'm a huge freak, and always have been. I spent the first part of my life trying really desperately not to be one, and it was just a waste of time. ---->>>

I'm used to American actors who have a movie career thinking television acting is beneath them. ---->>>

We live in a patriarchal culture. It's okay for women to be objectified but not for men. ---->>>

Happy relationships are boring. We all want them in our own life. But I don't want to watch them on TV. ---->>>

I'd seen 'Interview with A Vampire' and saw Dracula movies growing up, but I never thought, 'I love vampires; I have to do a show about vampires.' ---->>>

I'm from the South, so while I personally find it impossible to live there, I still have a fondness for it as a geographical region. ---->>>

If a scene is longer than three pages, it better be for a good reason. ---->>>

My own belief is that people can come back from anything. It doesn't mean that it won't come at a huge cost. ---->>>

The ego is kind of a big, unwieldy thing. It's not so easily tamed or subdued. ---->>>

I am a little suspicious of industry paradigms. I feel like so many movies and TV shows feel so familiar because of over-reliance on these paradigms. ---->>>

I think the world is a place for oddballs and freaks. I'm only interested in oddballs and freaks as characters. ---->>>

I will say that the environment I grew up in was not the most progressive. ---->>>

You cannot hold a child accountable to the same standards that you hold an adult accountable to. ---->>>

You know, I'm gay and I grew up being aware of that at a very early age, in a fairly repressed family. ---->>>

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