We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Emily Meade Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Basically I wanted to be a male comedian; those were my idols.
Even the most tragic moments can have moments of comedy.
I don’t want fame as far as the tweeting or the image of it. But, the idea of being famous is actually exciting to me, just because then you can have a choice in what you do. I would like to be at a point where I’m not asking for parts anymore, and I’m actually just choosing between a part that I want to do.
Sometimes I get really down on myself for not having the exact career I want, but it’s ok as long as you know what you want and you’re going towards that. Accept it’s going to be a different path than you thought in the first place.
Growing up, I always looked up to males or comedians such as Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro. I also love Lucille Ball, from the show ‘I Love Lucy.’
You grow up loving movies, and your first instinct is you want to be an actor, because those are the people you see in the movies. But when you actually become an actor, you’re like, ‘Oh, wait, this is actually only a small portion of the storytelling. If I want to really tell a story, I’d want to be a director.’
I really hate misunderstandings – to a degree that it’s hard for me to watch sitcoms, or any kind of funny movie where there’s, like, this big mishap, or miscommunication. It gives me such anxiety that I almost can’t make it through the movie.
I was going to be a comedian but then also winning Oscars and directing movies and creating my own charities and saving the world. The more I’ve let go of that… I see more access to possibly being able to have something like that.
I think teenagers at any time are testing to see how far they can go and where authority comes in.
I don’t like feeling like it’s not up to me when I’m working and when I’m not. Not feeling complete freedom… that’s frustrating.
I’ve been crazy lucky that I’ve never had a day job. I get really close to having no money, then I always wind up getting some kind of great job.
I have… a dark look in my eyes, I guess.
It always feels good to be a part of something you think could actually impact human beings.
I was traumatized by the cartoon version of ‘The Hobbit.’ It’s not supposed to be scary, I don’t think, but literally I think that’s the most scared I’ve ever been.
I’m still stuck in the ’90s in a lot of ways.
I’m a workaholic and very focused on my goals.
I can be very stubborn, cold, strict, rigid, and – I’d like to think – driven.
The funniest thing is I never understood why actors were so shady about who they’re dating. Then I realized the things you say get printed and the people you’re involved with read them. That’s what’s tricky. Nothing goes unnoticed. I don’t want to get myself in trouble!
I think I’m slightly older than the generation that was really bred on social media – I had Facebook in high school, but I was growing up in a time where these things were relatively new, and every generation below me is growing up having every single thing they do seen. And that is kind of frightening.
I always have a very complex personal life as far as romance goes. Sometimes I have a little too much time to get into too much trouble… and drama. It’s either I’m working, or I have nothing to do but focus on my personal life. It’s a little hectic.
My first love was Heath Ledger.
‘Twelve’ was a total indie drama character piece. It wasn’t that it was more about the performance, but it was just a very different thing where, with horror, there’s this whole added element of the visual and the technical and the choreography.
Most of my good friends are my friends from high school or childhood, and they’re not actors – they have 9-to-5 jobs. But I’ve obviously, over time, developed friendships with actors. It’s two completely different worlds.
I want to do every kind of movie and role you could imagine.
I have been considerably picky for somebody who’s not a movie star, and sometimes I get frustrated.
I didn’t get Facebook until I was maybe a junior or senior in high school.
In general – especially in my youth – I was a bit wild.
People are apprehensive about finding ‘The Leftovers’ funny because it’s such a dark circumstance, but I think, really, what the show is about is examining how different people deal with loss. There are elements of humour and levity and irony in that… just like in real life.
I get a little nauseous and disoriented watching 3D, but as a kid I loved it and I was really into it, so if a movie can be in 3D, then why not?
I definitely went through some dark teenage years. I wore black raccoon eyeliner every single day. I would be late to school if I didn’t have time to put my eyeliner on.
I’ve never felt fully able to sustain myself because I’ve run out of money many, many times, and it’s been scary.
Was I a fan of P!nk before ‘Thanks for Sharing?’ Yeah, I was.
I am very harsh on myself. I can point out a list. My nose is very strange. I have a very round face. I sound so ungrateful. Obviously I’m being hard on myself. Whether it’s body dysmorphia, or whatever it is, I can always find something wrong.