• [on That's What She Said (2012)] The road to hell is paved not just with good intentions, but with movies that attempt to capture the way women really talk.
  • [observation, 2018] Today's sex scenes, and the semi-nudity they feature, are rarely languorous or sensual. Instead, sex is generally presented as something best rushed through, Energy Bunny-style, to eliminate the fear of embarrassment or remorse, or even the possibility of actual pleasure.
  • Saying "I don't like horror movies" is like saying "I don't like love stories". You just haven't met the right one.
  • We all like to think we're in control of our lives. But sometimes the life you're supposed to live chooses you., and it's for the best in ways you can't foresee: children don't arrive as you thought they would, but your career takes a shape you couldn't have imagined. A broken marriage or love affair or the death of a spouse leaves you in despair, even as it opens a space for a self you didn't know you could grow to be. One life can contain so many selves: we never know in advance which ones we'll end up with, so it's best to be prepared for anything.
  • What I want to say to younger women who believe that a child-free life is an unfulfilled life is that your future self is a person you haven't met yet. Don't presume to know everything about her in advance. And don't presume that you can control every element of your life by making choices. Because sometimes even the choices you make by default can bring great happiness - just not the sort you envisioned.