Amy Heckerling Quotes

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A lot of my movies were completely destroyed by the censors, who can be pretty arbitrary. They're not completely fair with how they treat one person vs. another.
— Amy Heckerling

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A teenager has to decide what they're going to do with their life, and that's one of the most important decisions that you'll make.

Amy Heckerling

After Gmail, if you have AOL, people are like, 'Are you still with this?' What does it matter what e-mail you have?

Amy Heckerling

Any time I wind up in the lane where you can't quickly turn off of it and it's turning into the freeway, I just start screaming until I'm off of it.

Amy Heckerling

Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.

Amy Heckerling

Bitterness is so ugly.

Amy Heckerling

Bitterness is so ugly. I don't want to go there.

Amy Heckerling

Blood probably tastes like salty water, right?

Amy Heckerling

Body image - what we're supposed to look like - is made so unattainable that all girls are put in this position of feeling inferior. That's a horrible thing.

Amy Heckerling

Everybody who worked in film misses holding pieces of film, holding it up to the light, and seeing exactly where something was image-wise.

Amy Heckerling

Everything you try to do in life, of any value, people are going to be saying, 'No, no, no.' You have to have the ability to not see that or hear that.

Amy Heckerling

For me, New York is home because that's where I'm from.

Amy Heckerling

For my money, the movies of the '70s were just amazing.

Amy Heckerling

Hollywood is the dream factory, and no one dreams about older women.

Amy Heckerling

I always get hats but never have the nerve to wear them. Hats are a thing that are really stylish, but you have to have the confidence to pull it off.

Amy Heckerling

I attended Art & Design High School, and at one point, you had to write about what you wanted to be when you grew up. I wrote that I wanted to be a writer for 'Mad' magazine.

Amy Heckerling

I can't stomach most of the movies about women.

Amy Heckerling

I didn't go to Hebrew school.

Amy Heckerling

I don't know what goes on behind my back... I always feel like, if you don't have anything good to say, then don't say anything.

Amy Heckerling

I don't think people know 'Nosfuratu.'

Amy Heckerling

I get offered: 'Here's a girl who's mad at another girl for having a wedding on the same day.' That'll be a big hit, but I don't want to do that.

Amy Heckerling

I hope they remake 'Look Who's Talking' - then I'd make some money!

Amy Heckerling

I just wanted to do something about the teenage experience; it's such a wonderful and horrible time of life.

Amy Heckerling

I know I mispronounce things constantly, because maybe I read more than I talk, but I don't know the proper way to say a lot of things, even though I know what they are. But then I know I look like a moron.

Amy Heckerling

I like being able to tape things and then having them home waiting for you, but just dealing with the Time Warner Cable people will drive you insane.

Amy Heckerling

I really live in my own kind of universe.

Amy Heckerling

I sometimes think it's better to go with a bad movie that is true to a certain point of view than to take something and make people try to like it when they're not supposed to.

Amy Heckerling

I spent my entire youth in front of a TV watching old movies, and as soon as I was able to get a subway pass, when I was 14, I joined the Museum of Modern Art and was there all weekend watching old movies.

Amy Heckerling

I still find it interesting that there could be a point between a young guy and a girl when they decide to hold hands as they walk down the block. At some point, they decide to make the leap from pushing and insulting each other to doing something tender and possessive and showing the world that.

Amy Heckerling

I wanted to do something about a really optimistic character: a character who was so optimistic, no one could burst her bubble.

Amy Heckerling

I wanted to do something in the style of a comedy of manners.

Amy Heckerling

I was in a special class, where you skip a grade - you go from seventh to ninth. But I got kicked out. You had to maintain an 85 average, and I didn't. I was too focused on trying to be popular.

Amy Heckerling

I wasn't bat mitzvahed.

Amy Heckerling

I wasted most of my 20s being so frustrated I forgot to have fun. I was so concentrated on one thing - 'Must make movie.'

Amy Heckerling

I went to art and design high school with a lot of people taking fashion. They would get up in the morning, and what they put on meant a lot to them.

Amy Heckerling

I'd rather see what young people are going through than see things explode.

Amy Heckerling

I'm just not happy with Hollywood.

Amy Heckerling

I'm obsessed with history, especially WWII and the Jews in Europe during the Holocaust.

Amy Heckerling

I'm real excited by a phone where I can look at my kid and talk to her face.

Amy Heckerling

I've always hated the way Hollywood has portrayed accountants. They're always little nerd balls, wimpy, afraid of everything. Growing up with accountants, I don't see them that way.

Amy Heckerling

I've always tried to figure out what people think of themselves and what they think they're projecting.

Amy Heckerling

If you look at all the pictures of women in magazines, everybody's got a forehead that looks like a billboard. Completely blank.

Amy Heckerling

In Hollywood, whenever you do anything, it seems like there's going to be 30 of them. When I did 'Look Who's Talking,' people went: 'Oh but there's going to be this baby movie and that baby movie.' I can't worry about that. I can only do what I want to do.

Amy Heckerling

In junior high, I really wanted to be popular. Suddenly there were parties with boys, and I wanted to be part of that. There was a group of girls, and I wanted to be friends with them.

Amy Heckerling

In one respect, I like the freedom of using all the people that I love instead of being dictated by the studio to use the hot person of the moment.

Amy Heckerling

It definitely sharpened my interest in language, the way people used language, slang words, speech patterns. There's a big advantage to being the outsider.

Amy Heckerling

NYU was my comfort zone.

Amy Heckerling

Over-the-knee socks remind me of the 1920s, silent films, and the stars of the era who wore the rolled-down stockings. They sort of referenced that in 'Cabaret,' when Liza Minnelli was singing 'Mein Herr,' and I love the way she looks in that scene.

Amy Heckerling

Some women are great, and you wouldn't have been able to get to where you are without them, and others are doing what they can to undermine you.

Amy Heckerling

Sometimes people say, 'Oh you did one of my favorite movies,' and I will ask them what the other one is, and it's always something that I totally hate.

Amy Heckerling

A lot of my movies were completely destroyed by the censors, who can be pretty arbitrary. They're not completely fair with how they treat one person vs. another.

Amy Heckerling