On Her Ambition
- "I want to make sure I'm climbing because there's no backup. No one in my family has a house and, regardless of your background, if someone has a house, that means you can always come back home. When you don't have that, it's like there isn't anywhere to stand, so you have to keep jumping."
- "To see people laughing or crying or listening, then being inspired to do their own thing? I can't think of anything better than that."
- "I've never had a garden. My family has rented our whole lives. You're on fragile ground as it's not yours. But it gives you a drive, an ambition, because nothing is certain."
- "Recently, I've understood that storytelling is really a service like a beauty therapist, masseuse, or a servant. One of the many reasons I love it so much is because I can include various types of people in the stories. If I write 55 different characters, 55 different people get to join the party, which is great because then you get to see variation on screen, a representation of real life. It's a way of helping people, of making them feel good about themselves. That's what I do."