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51 Pieces Of Wisdom By Joss Whedon

The creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, Firefly, The Avengers and the constant breaker of my heart turns 51 today. Here are some deep thoughts from the leader of the Jossverse. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSS!

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1.

"Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck."
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"Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck."

2.

"The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel, he's going to keep digging, he's going to keep trying to do right and make up for what's gone before, just because that's who he is."
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"The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel, he's going to keep digging, he's going to keep trying to do right and make up for what's gone before, just because that's who he is."

3.

"So, why do you write these strong female characters? Because you're still asking me that question."
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"So, why do you write these strong female characters? Because you're still asking me that question."

4.

"Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there."
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"Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there."

5.

"I also don't trust Caribou anymore. They're out there, on the tundra, waiting... Something's going down. I'm right about this."
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"I also don't trust Caribou anymore. They're out there, on the tundra, waiting... Something's going down. I'm right about this."

6.

"People who deny basic scientific truth should also be denied penicillin and horseless carraiges."

"People who deny basic scientific truth should also be denied penicillin and horseless carraiges."

7.

"I love to write. I love it. I mean there's nothing in the world I like better, and that includes sex, probably because I'm so very bad at it."
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"I love to write. I love it. I mean there's nothing in the world I like better, and that includes sex, probably because I'm so very bad at it."

8.

"Who is to say who is the villain and who is the hero? Probably the dictionary."
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"Who is to say who is the villain and who is the hero? Probably the dictionary."

9.

"I designed 'Buffy' to be an icon, to be an emotional experience, to be loved in a way that other shows can't be loved. Because it's about adolescence, which is the most important thing people go through in their development, becoming an adult."
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"I designed 'Buffy' to be an icon, to be an emotional experience, to be loved in a way that other shows can't be loved. Because it's about adolescence, which is the most important thing people go through in their development, becoming an adult."

10.

"I never give up on anything, because you come back around, and suddenly the thing you thought you'd never do is relevant."
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"I never give up on anything, because you come back around, and suddenly the thing you thought you'd never do is relevant."

11.

"Absolutely eat dessert first. The thing that you want to do the most, do that."
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"Absolutely eat dessert first. The thing that you want to do the most, do that."

12.

"You don't buy a Picasso because you love the frame."
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"You don't buy a Picasso because you love the frame."

13.

"You know, the thing that I do to waste time is think of things I want to make. That's how my mind is employed."
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"You know, the thing that I do to waste time is think of things I want to make. That's how my mind is employed."

14.

"I think to an extent every human being needs to be redeemed somewhat or at least needs to look at themselves and say, 'I've made mistakes, I'm off course, I need to change.' Which is probably the hardest thing for a human being to do, and maybe that's why it interests me so."
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"I think to an extent every human being needs to be redeemed somewhat or at least needs to look at themselves and say, 'I've made mistakes, I'm off course, I need to change.' Which is probably the hardest thing for a human being to do, and maybe that's why it interests me so."

15.

"I am a fan of sequels even though they are inevitably awful."
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"I am a fan of sequels even though they are inevitably awful."

16.

"I don't understand why or how anyone ever pulled off the whole idea of 'women are inferior.'"
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"I don't understand why or how anyone ever pulled off the whole idea of 'women are inferior.'"

17.

"I don't think I'm a celebrity. Maybe I'm a cult figure?"
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"I don't think I'm a celebrity. Maybe I'm a cult figure?"

18.

"I don't think of them [fans] as fanatical, so much as extraordinarily tasteful. They have great taste, they're very smart and their better than other people".
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"I don't think of them [fans] as fanatical, so much as extraordinarily tasteful. They have great taste, they're very smart and their better than other people".

19.

"I'm not big on regret; I don't spend a lot of time on it."
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"I'm not big on regret; I don't spend a lot of time on it."

20.

"I'd rather make a show 100 people need to see, than a show that 1000 people want to see."
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"I'd rather make a show 100 people need to see, than a show that 1000 people want to see."

21.

"If somebody comes up to me, it's because they're moved by something I'm moved by. I've never taken a job I didn't love ... So when somebody's coming up to me, or they're writing, they're in the same space I am in. I write for fanboy moments. I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of. I write to do all the things the viewers want too. So the intensity of the fan response is enormously gratifying. It means I hit a nerve."
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"If somebody comes up to me, it's because they're moved by something I'm moved by. I've never taken a job I didn't love ... So when somebody's coming up to me, or they're writing, they're in the same space I am in. I write for fanboy moments. I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of. I write to do all the things the viewers want too. So the intensity of the fan response is enormously gratifying. It means I hit a nerve."

22.

"Whatever makes you weird, is probably your greatest asset".
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"Whatever makes you weird, is probably your greatest asset".

23.

"There are two things that I cannot resist: one is musicals and the other is a spaceship in trouble. But I am smart enough not to combine the two things."
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"There are two things that I cannot resist: one is musicals and the other is a spaceship in trouble. But I am smart enough not to combine the two things."

24.

"I believe the best way to examine anything is to go to a dark place. You can't be a storyteller and a speechwriter at the same time."
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"I believe the best way to examine anything is to go to a dark place. You can't be a storyteller and a speechwriter at the same time."

25.

"People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don't like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy."
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"People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don't like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy."

26.

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"I'll take crazy over stupid any day."

27.

"Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don't forget food. You can go a week without laughing."
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"Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don't forget food. You can go a week without laughing."

28.

"There's a time and place for everything, and I believe it's called 'fan fiction'."
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"There's a time and place for everything, and I believe it's called 'fan fiction'."

29.

"You're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater."
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"You're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater."

30.

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and they CANCELLED MY FRIKKIN' SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had all those people on it. Damn."
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"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and they CANCELLED MY FRIKKIN' SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had all those people on it. Damn."

31.

"Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE."
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"Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE."

32.

"Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own."
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"Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own."

33.

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"Don't give people what they want, give them what they need"

34.

"Everything is a drug. Family, art, causes, new shoes… We're all just tweaking our chem to avoid the void."
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"Everything is a drug. Family, art, causes, new shoes… We're all just tweaking our chem to avoid the void."

35.

"In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer."
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"In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer."

36.

instagram.com / Via instagram.com

"All I ask is this: Do something. Try something. Speaking out, showing up, writing a letter, a check, a strongly worded e-mail. Pick a cause – there are few unworthy ones. And nudge yourself past the brink of tacit support to action. Once a month, once a year, or just once...Even just learning enough about a subject so you can speak against an opponent eloquently makes you an unusual personage. Start with that. Any one of you would have cried out, would have intervened, had you been in that crowd in Bashiqa. Well thanks to digital technology, you're all in it now."

37.

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"If you're going to make a science fiction movie, then have a hover craft chase, for God's sake."

38.

"The times are chaotic. For me, I would hope that people look at [Angel] and gain strength by it. With everything that I do, I hope that they see people struggling to live decent, moral lives in a completely chaotic world. They see how hard it is, how often they fail, and how they get up and keep trying. That, to me, is the most important message I'm ever going to tell."
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"The times are chaotic. For me, I would hope that people look at [Angel] and gain strength by it. With everything that I do, I hope that they see people struggling to live decent, moral lives in a completely chaotic world. They see how hard it is, how often they fail, and how they get up and keep trying. That, to me, is the most important message I'm ever going to tell."

39.

"My visions of the future are always pretty much standard issue. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer… and there are flying cars."
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"My visions of the future are always pretty much standard issue. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer… and there are flying cars."

40.

"Because it's no longer enough to be a decent person. It's no longer enough to shake our heads and make concerned grimaces at the news. True enlightened activism is the only thing that can save humanity from itself."
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"Because it's no longer enough to be a decent person. It's no longer enough to shake our heads and make concerned grimaces at the news. True enlightened activism is the only thing that can save humanity from itself."

41.

"Life's too short to dwell on the things that didn't happen."
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"Life's too short to dwell on the things that didn't happen."

42.

"Never sit at a table you can't walk away from."
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"Never sit at a table you can't walk away from."

43.

"Stay crunchy, even in milk…"
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"Stay crunchy, even in milk…"

44.

"The stupidest person in the room might have the best idea."
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"The stupidest person in the room might have the best idea."

45.

"You are going to change the world, because that is actually what the world is. You do not pass through this life, it passes through you. You experience it, you interpret it, you act, and then it is different. That happens constantly. You are changing the world. You always have been."
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"You are going to change the world, because that is actually what the world is. You do not pass through this life, it passes through you. You experience it, you interpret it, you act, and then it is different. That happens constantly. You are changing the world. You always have been."

46.

"The English language is my bitch. Or I don't speak it very well. Whatever".
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"The English language is my bitch. Or I don't speak it very well. Whatever".

47.

"I don't actually have anything against anybody, unless their belief precludes everybody else's."
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"I don't actually have anything against anybody, unless their belief precludes everybody else's."

48.

"Obsession is beautiful. It's what makes art."
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"Obsession is beautiful. It's what makes art."

49.

"Actually, I don't think of myself as being inspired to create. I can't imagine doing anything else. It's like breathing."
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"Actually, I don't think of myself as being inspired to create. I can't imagine doing anything else. It's like breathing."

50.

"If you think that happiness means total peace, you will never be happy. Peace comes from the acceptance of the part of you that can never be at peace. It will always be in conflict. If you accept that, everything gets a lot better."
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"If you think that happiness means total peace, you will never be happy. Peace comes from the acceptance of the part of you that can never be at peace. It will always be in conflict. If you accept that, everything gets a lot better."

51.

"If I ever did a rom-com, it'd be about an orgy. I cannot do anything except ensemble-pieces. It's awful!"
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"If I ever did a rom-com, it'd be about an orgy. I cannot do anything except ensemble-pieces. It's awful!"

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