"We agree to be disappointed sometimes so that we can be exhilarated every now and again."
Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry 237
"Sometimes books don’t find us until the right time."
Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry 92
"Fucking love, he thinks. What a bother… The most annoying thing about it is that once a person gives a shit about one thing, he finds he has to start giving a shit about everything."
Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry 76
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"I don’t like it when people who used to know you die."
Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry 21
"The best education in film is to make one. I know that all the things I did at the beginning were, in microcosm, the things I’m doing now as a director and producer. There are a lot of non-creative aspects to filmmaking which have to be overcome, and you will experience them all when you make even the simplest film: business, organization, taxes, etc., etc. It is rare to be able to have an uncluttered, artistic environment when you make a film, and being able to accept this is essential."