” When people show you who they are, believe them. I carry that with me a lot. It has served me well. “


” You can’t tell stories and really walk in someone’s shoes and not have a love for them, even if they’re doing horrible things. “


” I’ve learned this is a very long marriage doing a television show. I like the people that I work with to be people I enjoy, so you want to cast people who are as excited and enthusiastic as you are. “


” If we’re not shooting, if we’re not filming, if you’re not standing on the soundstage, turn off your phone and go live your life. “


” I always like to say our shows should be something that, you know, before 10 o’clock, if your kid wanders into the room, they should be able to glance at the TV, watch what’s happening, but not quite know what’s happening. That’s always my standard. “


” You don’t necessarily have to watch something for 14 seasons. It’s not necessarily the way everything’s supposed to be. “


” The idea that the more you hide something, the more it becomes something that’s supposed to feel shameful is very true. “


” I spent a lot of times sitting in big rooms full of a lot of men and executives thinking, ‘What would Oprah say right now?’ and trying to channel that as hard as I could. And mostly that was just about having the confidence. If this woman did it, it can be done. And there’s no reason for anybody to stop you. “


” You have to have more people who don’t look like you in the writers room. I try to have some people who don’t look like me in my writers room. I think it’s important to have a group of voices, of people who can dissent. “



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