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#1. From my experience, meditating can bring up the most stressful thoughts. - Author: Mike White
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#2. The things that drive me crazy are coming from this place of people suffering because of people polluting into rivers or whatever. It's not simply just about systems; it's an emotional reaction to seeing animals or people suffering. - Author: Mike White
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#3. I used to have a road-rage issue. - Author: Mike White
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#4. People kind of stumble their way through life a lot of times. - Author: Mike White
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#5. The purpose of making people feel uncomfortable is to play with their preconceptions. - Author: Mike White
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#6. There's something magical about Oaxaca and the vibe of the people. - Author: Mike White
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#7. I started out writing when I was young; stuff about exposing the truth about how people are not what they appear, about how they are much more dysfunctional than they seem. Pulling back the curtain - that felt smart. But as I got older, exposing how frail people can be seems less and less deep. - Author: Mike White
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#8. I think there are certain ways that people are always themselves, but I do think people change. - Author: Mike White
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#9. I actually think it's helped me as a writer to have to act. It's only when you actually start putting yourself out that you appreciate the anxiety that comes with having to try to sell a line, or with trying to own a character. - Author: Mike White
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#10. I'm a weird guy. I'm practically albino. What about me isn't weird? - Author: Mike White
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#11. As a director or writer, you have to be so controlling. - Author: Mike White
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#12. I used to go online all the time, and then I had to stop myself ... because I'm a writer, and it's like: to have a procrastination tool, like, within my computer ... it was just getting too hairy. - Author: Mike White
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#13. What I find frustrating about scripted television is that it's rare that you are surprised by how you feel about the character, or how you feel about the show. - Author: Mike White
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#14. I have had moments where I've had mental-health issues and I've felt like yoga and meditating and reading these Buddhist self-help books actually really help. - Author: Mike White
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#15. I'm not looking to be the King of Comedy, or the King of Hollywood. I just want to be able to keep making stuff that I'm into and have the opportunity to challenge myself with, wearing different hats. - Author: Mike White
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#16. Yeah, it's disturbing when someone has no self-awareness. - Author: Mike White
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#17. I don't even give my scripts to friends because I just feel it's, like, I don't need one more set of opinions. - Author: Mike White
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#18. I feel like I know how to write plot. - Author: Mike White
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#19. It's fun as a creator to make something that allows multiple interpretations. - Author: Mike White
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#20. I think I'm more of an absurdist than a satirist. I think I'm more of a - humanist? I hate to say it! - Author: Mike White
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#21. My whole life I've been a seeker, searching for something. - Author: Mike White
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#22. As an actor, it's better to just be more loose and give yourself over. That's always fun. It's fun to just let go and be somebody else. - Author: Mike White
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#23. My favorite thing is being able to follow my inspiration, and the freedom of being a writer is hard to beat. - Author: Mike White
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#24. I still think of Heaven as a liberal-arts school. - Author: Mike White
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#25. My first job was with 'Dawson's Creek' where everybody looked good and they spoke better than you. It was kind of a wish fulfillment, fantasy-type show. - Author: Mike White
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#26. There's something very touching to me about someone almost communicating to themselves in some way - trying to come to some deeper understanding of yourself and having compassion for yourself. - Author: Mike White
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#27. 'Girls' is a huge show, as far as buzz, and magazine covers, and getting a ton of copy, and awards. And yet I don't think the viewership is huge. - Author: Mike White
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#28. I want to have compassion for my characters - I feel like I am the characters when I'm writing them. - Author: Mike White
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#29. I can be really annoying, but I also feel like I'm a nice person. - Author: Mike White
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#30. To me, this is from a Buddhist perspective or whatever, sometimes people who are working out their political beliefs, they can rage against the man, and yet at the same time can be oblivious to their own way of stepping on the foot of the person right next to them. - Author: Mike White
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#31. There's a victory in letting go of your expectations. - Author: Mike White
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#32. You watch stuff like 'The Real Housewives' and you start to think, 'We're all so vacuous! Is there any nobility to any of these people?' But then you look out into the world, and there are people who are doing cool stuff with their lives. - Author: Mike White
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#33. You want to work with people who you like and have an easy rapport with. - Author: Mike White
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#34. My impulse is to create an aesthetic that's about a humanistic approach to a world and trying to create compassion for all the characters. - Author: Mike White
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#35. I think movie sets can often be stressful, and people take themselves very seriously. - Author: Mike White
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#36. It's fun when you create a world to inhabit it and see the other characters from grounds eye view. - Author: Mike White
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#37. I don't feel the breath of a thousand people over my shoulder. - Author: Mike White
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#38. I feel like so much of my life is about a conversation I'm having with myself. I do interact with other people, but often I'm more interested in what I'm learning in the relationship I have with myself. - Author: Mike White
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#39. Sometimes when you write something on the page, it can seem very funny, but when you act it out - and this happens to me a lot, actually - the melancholy of the situation becomes more front and center. - Author: Mike White
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#40. A flower doesn't love you or hate you, it just exists. - Author: Mike White
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#41. You come to a point where you realize your work doesn't save you. - Author: Mike White
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#42. I believe, in general, that even people that are self-pitying, you can feel for them. - Author: Mike White
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#43. Production for movies or TV is very painstaking and slow. - Author: Mike White
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#44. I think living in our culture right now, there's a universal experience where we feel like we become what we do. Sometimes that's rewarding and sometimes that creates an existential crisis. - Author: Mike White
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#45. I guess I'm trying to write stuff that I, as a viewer, would connect to. - Author: Mike White
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#46. I do idiosyncratic dramedies. - Author: Mike White
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#47. Most of the shows I've worked on have aired three times and are in the dustbin of history. - Author: Mike White
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#48. I just think there are certain men who feel like engaging in a story told from a female point of view is somehow a feminizing experience. And that itself is something that they're almost supposed to not want to engage. - Author: Mike White
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#49. As you get older, you realize just figuring out how to be nice to the people in your personal sphere is almost more challenging than trying to change the bigger culture. - Author: Mike White
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#50. You feel a little weird, as a writer of scripted television for many years, to say you're a fan of reality TV. You feel like a traitor. But I am a total fan. - Author: Mike White
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#51. As an actor and a writer, the anxiety about doing TV is that you start to feel like you get married to one tone or one kind of idea and you feel like you want to be able to express a lot of different things. - Author: Mike White
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#52. It's always interesting to challenge yourself to say, 'Is this the best you can do?' - Author: Mike White
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#53. To me, I definitely stand in the corner of wanting to give voice to the bullied, and not the bully. - Author: Mike White
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#54. I'm attracted to polarizing characters who upend the civility of life. - Author: Mike White
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#55. You can come to a political position from an emotional place. - Author: Mike White
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#56. I started as a writer; I started writing when I was little. The acting and directing was an outgrowth of my desire to tell stories. - Author: Mike White
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#57. People sometimes seem surprised because often, you know, you know, there's a lot of tortured characters in the stuff I write. - Author: Mike White
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#58. I grew up in a religious family, and we weren't allowed to listen to rock music. - Author: Mike White
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#59. There are life lessons that can be derived from reality television. - Author: Mike White
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#60. I find as a viewer, when I go to see comedies, the strain to be funny throughout the whole thing. I start to lose my sense of reality, and it ends up feeling like an empty experience; there's funny stuff in it but I've lost the emotional connection to the characters because it's just so bananas. - Author: Mike White
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#61. I'm not really a director or producer for hire. There's lots of big gigs out there, but I'm not looking to do that. Usually, when I'm directing or producing, I've written it myself. I'm not really trying to get on some big horse that's running through town. I just make my own stuff. - Author: Mike White
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#62. For me, writing is a solitary thing and a personal thing. And it's weird, because when you make something that requires money and collaborators, you have to talk about them. I don't enjoy that part of it. I still want to keep it to myself. - Author: Mike White
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#63. To be perfectly honest, I'm competitive. - Author: Mike White
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