Jill Soloway Quotes

I am beyond excited to share 'Transparent' with the world through Amazon. They've been so supportive through this incredible process.... - Jill Soloway

I am beyond excited to share 'Transparent' with the world through Amazon. They've been so supportive through this incredible process.
— Jill Soloway

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I don't think it's a contradiction to find painfulness funny.

Jill Soloway

I guess a show like 'Entourage' would be wish fulfillment, right? But 'Entourage' is wish fulfillment for men. It's that you can be kind of schlumpy-looking and have access to someone famous and find yourself at a pool party surrounded by girls in bikinis.

Jill Soloway

I just feel like content is content; people want to see it resonate.

Jill Soloway

I like to create a community where people want to come and have a good time and do their best work.

Jill Soloway

I love a kind of shambling outsider protagonist who always feels like they're 'other.'

Jill Soloway

I love the Army-Navy surplus store Surplus Value Center. They have really good long underwear and multicolored bandanas, cool camo jackets, and really, really scary-looking knives. If you're into that sort of thing.

Jill Soloway

I love TV, I love writing, but I love movements more.

Jill Soloway

I noticed that people were craving a way of reinterpreting tradition and of being Jewish without joining a synagogue.

Jill Soloway

I really feel like becoming a director came from other women saying, 'Yeah, you can do this.' I wanted to direct 'Six Feet Under,' and no, they didn't let me.

Jill Soloway

I really like writing television, and I like the collaborative writers room feeling. It's ten people, and you're together every day laughing your heads off.

Jill Soloway

I really relate to the feeling of falling in love 10 times a day and wishing I could never stop falling in love.

Jill Soloway

I think I've always had that struggle my whole life, of feeling a little bit more gender-neutral, feeling more comfortable as a creative person when I'm dressed like a boy, when I'm dressed more masculine.

Jill Soloway

I think of myself as a producer. As a producer and as a showrunner, I already understand what it meant to gather people into a room and step back, to create the boundaries of 'everything's okay' to allow TV writers to go to their craziest places.

Jill Soloway

I think, because of the Internet, we're not looking at the very, very narrow channels for distribution that there used to be.

Jill Soloway

I took all my TV experience and what I learned about - by writing and directing and bringing a movie to Sundance - about the realities of the independent film market: 'Transparent' is the marriage of those two situations.

Jill Soloway

I used to think that, when I was a director, I would have a very specific vision of what everything would look like, but now I am more of a camp counselor.

Jill Soloway

I was running the show on 'United States of Tara' and 'How To Make It In America' where I could say, 'Okay, I'm in charge of everything now.' But it still wasn't my show.

Jill Soloway

I was the kind of Jew who'd be in a bar, somebody would say it's Yom Kippur, and I'd go, 'Really?'

Jill Soloway

I wouldn't necessarily say that 'Alpha House' or 'Betas' embodied a particular vision of Amazon of the kind of brand or programming they were gonna do. I think those were the first lucky creators who hit it right for them.

Jill Soloway

I'm a fan of Louis C.K., I'm a fan of Lena Dunham. I love shows about people that other people would consider unlikable, or, like, the work of Woody Allen and Albert Brooks.

Jill Soloway

I'm a minimalist Jew, but on Friday night, I celebrate Shabbat. At sundown, we light candles, say the blessing, and I don't turn on my computer for 24 hours.

Jill Soloway

I'm a naturally open person - some might say radically open.

Jill Soloway

I'm always going for truth and honesty.

Jill Soloway

I'm constantly confused about how to dress.

Jill Soloway

I'm embarrassed that people will know that I can't ride a bicycle. For years, I have been feigning bad ankles and saying I wasn't in the mood for a bike ride.

Jill Soloway

I'm very aware that just driving blindly towards money won't get me anything. I drive blindly towards making the world a better place.

Jill Soloway

I've always been really interested in how people's identities are shaped by where they come from and how they want to get away from where they come from.

Jill Soloway

I've always been really interested in secrets - how people find ways of doing things without telling anyone else in order to keep themselves feeling safe in the world.

Jill Soloway

I've been playing with this idea in my mind that the hero's journey that we're all taught as screenwriters may resonate more specifically for male protagonists and maybe even male viewers.

Jill Soloway

I've been writing about misogyny for 20 years and trying to understand what femininity means for my entire career.

Jill Soloway

I've noticed that women are always punished for their sexuality in popular culture.

Jill Soloway

'Six Feet Under,' for me, was college. Alan Ball and Alan Poul ran that show and really taught me what it meant to really run a show in a classic way.

Jill Soloway

A lot of the people I know connect through working. We're all so ambitious. Sometimes my friends will say, 'I want to hang out with you.' And I just go, 'Well, let's do a project together.' That's the only way I can.

Jill Soloway

After 'Nikki' and 'Steve Harvey,' I had written on a show called 'The Oblongs,' which was pretty well respected and had a lot of 'Simpsons' writers on it. So I was a TV writer with an interesting voice at that moment.

Jill Soloway

All writing is propaganda for the self.

Jill Soloway

As much as possible, I put my family first.

Jill Soloway

At East Side Jews, we can take a risk because it isn't all about the rules. I started it to create a space for all those people who wouldn't go to temple because they were scared of getting the rules wrong.

Jill Soloway

Being pretty... I'm just confused about it. I mean, I love getting my nails done, but I also like dressing like a boy. I think I feel most myself when I'm mixing femininity and masculinity. Like, fifty-fifty.

Jill Soloway

Every project is a race between your enthusiasm and your ability to get it done. Go fast. Don't slow down. A year from now, new things will interest you.

Jill Soloway

Femininity in and of itself - and the feminine - can be not only privileged, but honored or worshipped.

Jill Soloway

For clothes, I like this little store on Fountain, Matrushka Construction. Beth Ann Whittaker and Laura Howe make amazing things. You can get a designer skirt with cool embroidery for 40 bucks instead of $400 or $4,000.

Jill Soloway

For me to be able to punch above my weight creatively, to actually take a stand for what I was doing, I had to take on everything. I had to be the person who says, 'I wrote it. I directed it.'

Jill Soloway

For me, when I'm not working, the day goes by so fast. I never have enough time - getting a manicure, getting a pedicure, getting my workout in, making sure that I ate healthy. Those things can become treacherous to the mind.

Jill Soloway

From the moment you say 'action,' this is the fun part - things should happen that surprise you, excite you, scare you, turn you on, make you laugh. If things aren't surprising you, when you say 'cut,' whisper things to the actors that will make them do things that do surprise you.

Jill Soloway

Getting into Sundance is a certain sort of passport to a level of anxiety I've never experienced, even having had a baby in the NICU for a week. For about ten minutes, you're a world-class director. Then you become an entry-level, harried, low level concierge with absolutely no juice.

Jill Soloway

Guys, there's only one thing I hate more than bloggers who start sentences with 'guys' - and it's those mealy-mouth hipsters who crochet codpieces and their ye-olde-sideburned friends who pickle stuff and slaughter their own gluten-free goats.

Jill Soloway

I always love the soapy conflicts between somebody's family of origin and their new family - 'Do I have Thanksgiving at my husband's parents' house, or at my parents' house?'

Jill Soloway

I always wanted to do a family show.

Jill Soloway

I always wanted to find my voice and claim my tone, but I was doing it through the steps of being a TV writer. I had the executive producer title. I was running the room.

Jill Soloway

I am beyond excited to share 'Transparent' with the world through Amazon. They've been so supportive through this incredible process.

Jill Soloway