Quotes by: Zooey Deschanel
I think making a movie or a record, the best things happen by accident - and those end up being the magic. Every time I've followed my gut it's been better than when I've tried to do what I was supposed to do.
People sometimes say, 'Oh, you were a movie star,' and I'm like, 'No, I was a supporting actress.' I wasn't an A-list actress, and I'm fine with that. I'm proud of what I did in film.
I like to play the ukulele, but I'm not, like, awesome at it. I mostly play the piano and the guitar.
I remember having this friend in school who said she didn't like the Beach Boys. And in that moment I knew we couldn't be friends anymore.
If 'New Girl' had been a movie, I don't know whether I would have been given the opportunity to do it.
I went to Northwestern because I had gone to a really nontraditional high school. I was like, 'It'd be cool to have a traditional college experience.' Then I was like, 'Oh, but none of these people understand what's cool about me. My specialness is not appreciated in this place.'
I wanted to be a child actor so bad that every day I'd beg my parents if I could audition, but my mom said, 'Not until you can drive yourself to auditions.'
I don't have control over what's on screen, and that's terrifying.
I love singing Christmas carols. I know every harmony to every music-hall Christmas song.
I'm a romantic, but I'm not a romantic in the traditional sense. I like to romanticize what happens to me. Whatever happens to me - you could quantify it as good or bad - I romanticize it. I think along the lines of 'When that thing happened, it made me who I am.' That kind of thing. It's a different way of being romantic.
The red-carpet thing of premieres and parties is probably my least favourite part of my job.
I love to cook. But I have some food allergies, so I have to contend with those.
My nursery school did a production of 'The Three Little Pigs.' I played the third pig. When the wolf knocked on my door, I refused to get up and answer it because, to me, he was knocking the wrong way. I just lay there, snoring away on stage, fully immersed in my character. My dad turned to my mom and said: 'Dustin Hoffman.'
I think that the mistakes that anyone can make going on dates is probably not being themselves because you can only trick people for so long.
You go to something like the Golden Globes, and it's the most glamorous place you could ever be, but then you go home and you're still like, 'Urgh, this dress is too tight, I wanna take off these shoes and put on my pyjamas.' At the end of the night all the glamour goes away and you're just a human.
To be a gluten-free vegan is, like, the most difficult thing you can possibly be.
The first job I ever had was singing in a jazz club when I was like 15 with my friend, and we earned like 70 bucks. We were like, 'Oh my God!'
I like playing sort-of-crazy people. There's something really, really fun about that.
A lot of people work out to be skinny. That's so boring, and it seems like a depressing goal for a modern woman.