Joss Whedon quotes

Born
June 23, 1964, New York, New York, U.S.

Occupation
Screenwriter, director.

Joss Whedon is an American screenwriter and director.

I was raised by a hardcore feminist.
– Joss Whedon

You know, the thing that I do to waste time is think of things I want to make. That’s how my mind is employed.
– Joss Whedon

Every vampire fiction reinvents vampires to its own needs. You take what you want.
– Joss Whedon

Casting is storytelling.
– Joss Whedon

I love to write. I love it. I mean there’s nothin in the world I like better, and that includes sex, probably because I’m so very bad at it.
– Joss Whedon

I like Victorian children’s novels extremely a lot. If I would say I collect anything, that’s what I’ll hunt for now and again at old book stores.
– Joss Whedon

I’m a science fiction geek from birth – that’s just who I am.
– Joss Whedon

Horror movies don’t exist unless you go and see them, and people always will.
– Joss Whedon

Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women.
– Joss Whedon

My life has included a study of Shakespeare and to me it’s very natural, but I know that it’s not always accessible to other people.
– Joss Whedon

A writer is supposed to have anonymity.
– Joss Whedon

I’m a very hard-line, angry atheist. Yet I am fascinated by the concept of devotion.
– Joss Whedon

When you’re making a film, you have an obligation to fill the frame with life.
– Joss Whedon

Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.
– Joss Whedon

Never sit at a table you can’t walk away from.
– Joss Whedon

I’ve been to two festivals in my life, and I’ve never been to Toronto. I haven’t really been making festival movies. This is new territory for me.
– Joss Whedon

I have a pathological fear of confrontation. I’m working on that.
– Joss Whedon

I don’t understand why or how anyone ever pulled off the whole idea of ‘women are inferior.’
– Joss Whedon

I also don’t trust Caribou anymore. They’re out there, on the tundra, waiting… Something’s going down. I’m right about this.
– Joss Whedon

Remember to always be yourself.
– Joss Whedon

The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn’t look like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, he’s going to keep digging, he’s going to keep trying to do right and make up for what’s gone before, just because that’s who he is.
– Joss Whedon

Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there.
– Joss Whedon

Who is to say who is the villain and who is the hero? Probably the dictionary.
– Joss Whedon

I loved teaching and I did a lot of work as a teacher’s assistant in college, and my favorite experience was basically getting a laugh from a bunch of people because they had just understood something.
– Joss Whedon

For me, the act of telling the story and showing it to somebody is almost gravy.
– Joss Whedon

You don’t buy a Picasso because you love the frame.
– Joss Whedon

In TV, there’s so much compromise, it does start to grate a bit. But if you’re a writer or an actor, it really is the place to be.
– Joss Whedon

Every writer loves the idea of being able to go in and fix a problem and then leave without obligation. It’s fun!
– Joss Whedon

I never tire of the heroes that I knew growing up.
– Joss Whedon

Absolutely eat dessert first. The thing that you want to do the most, do that.
– Joss Whedon

I never give up on anything, because you come back around, and suddenly the thing you thought you’d never do is relevant.
– Joss Whedon

I always believe in just have as much fun as you can so that when you’re in the part that you hate, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, that you’re close to finished.
– Joss Whedon

I love fantasy. I love horror. I love musicals. Whatever doesn’t really happen in life is what I’m interested in. As a way of commenting on everything that does happen in life, because ultimately the only thing I’m really interested in is people.
– Joss Whedon

Every time you work on a project, it’s a little vacation from the project you’re working on the other 23 hours. That’s the thing – it replenishes you to do something else.
– Joss Whedon

An audience who watches my shows knows who I am, knows that right when they think I’m going to make a joke, I’m going to blow something up, or during the worst peril, I’m going to have someone give someone a kiss – it’s just going to happen.
– Joss Whedon

The misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who’s confronted with it.
– Joss Whedon

My first gig ever was writing looplines for a movie that had already been made. You know, writing lines over somebody’s back to explain something, to help make a connection, to add a joke, or to just add babble because the people are in frame and should be saying something.
– Joss Whedon