Meghan Daum Quotes
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More than just shelter for ourselves and for our loved ones, more than just 'the biggest purchase you'll ever make,' a house is a repository for every piece of baggage we've ever carried. Our homes protect us from the outside world, show off our taste, and accommodate our stuff. Perhaps above all, they prove to ourselves and to the world that we've really and truly moved out of our childhood bedrooms.
A common advertising campaign strategy, especially in subway and bus ads, seems to involve trading on New Yorkers’ mythic negativity by reminding them what curmudgeons they still are. 'New Yorkers love us and they hate everything,' an ad for Oscar health insurance says. 'Over eight million people in NYC and we help you avoid them all,' the food delivery app Seamless says. It’s as if New York, now softened by safety and affluence, is in the position of trying to sell itself back to itself. Don’t worry, we’re still a bunch of jerks! It’s as if we need constant convincing that it’s still possible to feel like a New Yorker, even if New York doesn’t feel the way it used to.
(On outing her sister to their parents) ‘What I didn’t say in the book is how it messed up our relationship for like two years,’ Dunham said, sipping a smoothie as industrial-grade Vitamix blenders roared in the background.
‘It was not two days,’ Dunham said. ‘It was a month.’
‘It was about a week,’ Grace said. ‘It was about two weeks to one week.’
‘You came out to me, like, a week into shooting ‘Tiny Furniture,’ ’ — Dunham’s 2010 feature film — ‘and I didn’t tell Mom and Dad for like a week after we wrapped.’
Grace rolled her eyes. ‘Without getting into specifics,’ she said, ‘most of our fights have revolved around my feeling like Lena took her approach to her own personal life and made my personal life her property.
Basically, it’s like I can’t keep any of my own secrets,’ Dunham said. ‘And I consider Grace to be an extension of me, and therefore I couldn’t handle the fact that she’s a very private person with her own value system and her own aesthetic and that we do different things.