On Love, Heartbreak, and Dealing With Hard Times
- "I feel like sometimes I watch romantic comedies with these kinds of women [who] even when they’re at the lowest point in the movie, they’re so adorable, and it’s like: 'You know what? No you’re not!' I know what it’s like to have my heart broken. It is not adorable."
- "[When I was younger] I had the full princess fantasy: the white horse, the whole being saved from my life, which is ridiculous. What do I want to be saved from? My life's great! But it's just this weird thing that's been hammered into my head culturally: that's the only way to succeed, that's the only thing that counts for a woman. I'm happy, but the fact that I'm not married and don't have kids — it's taken me a long time to get to a place where I actually am OK with that, where I actually don't feel like I'm some sort of loser."
- "I know that in life there will be sickness, devastation, disappointments, heartache — it's a given. What's not a given is the way you choose to get through it all. If you look hard enough, you can always find the bright side."
- "Just because a situation is grim doesn't mean you don't have every right to smile. It isn't about "being strong" and pretending everything's okay; it's about finding joy where you can. My dad has always said, "Approach life with love and not fear." It's such a dynamic way to live."