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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Quotes

Julia Louis Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus quotes: the Seinfeld actress’s top quotes.

“This is an embarrassment of riches, and boy, am I happy to be embarrassed.”

“If you feel rooted in your home and family, if you’re active in your community, there’s nothing more empowering.  The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life.”

“My answer to pressure is to focus in on the work and hope it pays off.  If it doesn’t, at least I can say I did my best.”

“I think there’s pressure, period, regardless of the past successes or failures of any of my friends.”

“Stay calm in the face of anything you perceive as a crisis.”

“You’re never quite sure what you’re going for but you just have to go for it anyway.”

“When you’re younger, you’re putting yourself out there in a way you think you should be seen.  Then as you get older, you’re like: ‘Nah, f*ck that.'”

“Before computers, telephone lines, and television connect us, we all share the same air, the same oceans, the same mountains and rivers.  We are all equally responsible for protecting them.”

“We are 5% of the global population and consume a third of the total resources – on some level we should all feel guilty relative to the world.”

“I walk around feeling a sort of existential guilt all the time; and honestly for me this house is a way of feeling less guilty about the universe.”

“Wouldn’t we all love to be able to take what we know now and give it to ourselves 10, 15, 20 years ago?  On the other hand, the journey of getting to where we are now is kind of fabulous, so… I guess, really, the bottom line is, trust your instincts.”

“Everybody should trust my instincts.  That is my advice to all of your readers.”

“I always wanted to perform.”

“For starters, I got lucky.  I realized early on and I was so sure of it that I knew if I told anybody they’d tell me I was crazy.  So I kept it to myself.”

“I never go about a new project as if I’m trying to redefine myself.  I just like to work, and I’m excited by material I find challenging and – if it’s a comedy – exceptionally funny.”

“I have no agenda except to be funny.  Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom.”

“Even my great-grandmother did impressions.”

“Doing actual comedic material is just about the most joyful endeavor ever.  That’s the truth.  The only time it’s not funny is when business gets in the way.”

“As an actress, it appeals to me because I love the idea of playing those in-between moments, the sort of behavioral stuff that one might not normally see.”

“I’m not as nuts as these characters I play, but anxiety is a friend of mine.”

“Making a movie is a long, dull process.  There’s a lot of waiting around.”

“I really do like to work.  I will work again.  But on my terms.”

“Keeping a sense of humor about life.  My parents divorced when I was eight, and whenever I felt down, my mom would remind me that a sense of humor gets you through just about anything.”

“There is sexism – I’m not denying its existence.  But I’m saying that I will deny its effort against me.  I just pay it no nevermind and say, ‘Get out of my way.’”

“The fact of the matter is that everybody treats me pretty much as one of the boys, which I take as a great compliment.”

“I dropped out of college my junior year to do Saturday Night Live, and I didn’t even consult my parents.  They were very supportive because they had no choice.”

“It is, I think, harder for women.  I haven’t quite figured it out, and all of my women friends haven’t figured it out – how the hell do you do this?  How do you work and have families?”

“It’s much more acceptable for men to work and father kids.  There’s an inherent inequality, because we want to do it all, and I don’t know how we can do this all.”

“Parenting is just a series of separations.  First they sit up, then they crawl, and then they walk out of the room.  It’s a metaphor in a way.”

“Network television is a full-time job, but it’s manageable.  I also think it’s good for my kids to see me have artistic desires, work hard, and have success.”

“I’m particularly fortunate to be in a position where I can bring my child to work and be able to get good child care.  Not a lot of women have that.”

“Yeah, I’m womanish.  I can take that, it’s cool.  I started to own it.  I am totally womanish – so stick that in your pipe and smoke it!”

“I always feel good after I exercise.  I run, hike, do Pilates.  I try to change it up.”

“If I have chocolate around, I will eat it.  I love it, I love it, I love it.  I like a piece every day.”

“Elaine is just in pain.  I think Elaine has become a very, very sad woman.  She is someone who is in deep need of many hours of analysis and I like to think that I’m not that type of person.”

“I think Elaine would go out with anyone if they showed interest in her.  She’s nuts.  The woman’s nuts.”

“When I was growing up, I always thought my hair was messy.”

“I guess if I wrote a book one day, it would be about hair.”

“Everybody seems to know me.  It’s very strange.”

Might as well follow this up with Jerry Seinfeld quotes.  Right?

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