Words of Wisdom from Diablo Cody

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Diablo Cody, stripper turned screenwriter, word genius.  She is known for her unique dialogue which is either the center piece and driving force of the film (Juno) or so seamlessly written that it gives the actors a chance to be authentic and in the moment, (United States of Tara). Other writing credits include Jennifer’s Body, and one of my favorites, Young Adult.

Young Adult especially displays what Cody does best: write something so original, but so realistic you are left thinking, why didn’t I think of that? 

Here are some Diablo Cody quotes to share at the thanksgiving table:

There’s something about a roller coaster that triggers strong feelings, maybe because most of us associate them with childhood. They’re inherently cinematic; the very shape of a coaster, all hills and valleys and sickening helices, evokes a human emotional response.

I don’t think coolness used to be such a commodity among adults. And now it is.

Hollywood is a perpetual summerland, a temperate, godless yaw where the very word ‘season’ has been co-opted by television executives. There are few harbingers of winter here.

I’ve been told that I’m incompetent, socially retarded, maladjusted. I still know that I couldn’t function in reality. Los Angeles is a good place for me.

Happy Thanksgiving! xX

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