Quotes by: Zooey Deschanel
Deschanel at the 57th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival, May 2014
||Zooey Claire Deschanel
January 17, 1980
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Ben Gibbard (m. 2009; div. 2012)
Jacob Pechenik (m. 2015)
Mary Jo Deschanel
||Emily Deschanel (sister)
||She & Him
I like singing as much as I like acting, and all through high school I thought I might be a Broadway singer.
My biggest complaint with tights is that they do not accommodate skinny-ankled people like myself.
No, I've been singing forever. I started out doing musicals. I think that was part of the reason why they gave me the part, because I sang.
The Internet's like one big bathroom wall with a lot of people who anonymously can say really mean things. It's fine, I believe in freedom of speech and I think people should think what they want, but I don't care to hear it.
Girls get competitive, as though there's only one spot in the world for everything _ but that's not true. We need to stick together and see there's more to life than pleasing men. It's important not to cut yourself off from female friendships. I think sometimes girls get scared of other girls, but you need each other.
It's cool cause my sister is older than me and we went to the same high school, so by the time I got to high school, I got the lowdown on all the teachers and everything.
Secretly, I think everyone who makes fun of California really does want to be in California.
Growing up in Hollywood meant there were a lot of film stars' kids at my school - but no conspicuous wealth. It wasn't cool to show off that you had money.
I get really insecure because even though I can speak in musician's terms, I don't know as much as real musicians.
It's very much a piece of myself when I write a song. I don't mean to say it's very personal, like the lyrics mean something personal to me. When I write a song, that's my taste in music - my taste in chord progressions and melodies.
I love indie movies. I think that independent cinema is where it's at and where a lot of trends begin. It's where new filmmakers are breaking through.
In a lot of movies, you'll see people on crazy dates, and you're like, 'No one would ever do that!'
For me, writing is 75 percent procrastinating and 25 percent actually sitting down and working.
I think I'm a fun flatmate. I'm always cheerful. I go on tour with my band so it's 12 people on one bus and I feel like I'm the one who's happy in the morning. I'm not a chaotic person, but I might slack off on doing the dishes from time to time.
Every show is unique; some shows have the master plan and have everything figured out and that's just the way they do things. It's like high school. Some people write their papers the second they get their assignments, and some people write it the day after it's due.
I'm not going to say I'm a big girl. I'm a very small person, but I'm a healthy weight. That might be a little weird for Hollywood.
I was doing about five movies a year for many years. I was just so tired. I walked around feeling like a Mack truck hit me.
I just like music that sounds like music. Not like machines and computers and things that you design to make things sound slick and perfect.
If people just want to be famous, that's just not enough to get you up at 4 in the morning to go to work. You have to love what you're doing.
When you work on a movie, especially an independent movie, it's a lot of work to make it! It's not just our job as actors - so many people are working so hard, and even the littlest movie takes a lot of work.
I like romantic comedy as a genre, but I think it can get stuck in its ways.