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Alan Ball's Profile

Brief about Alan Ball: By info that we know Alan Ball was born at 1957-05-13. And also Alan Ball is American Director.

Some Alan Ball's quotes. Goto "Alan Ball's quotation" section for more.

We live in a patriarchal culture. It's okay for women to be objectified but not for men.

Tags: Culture, Men, Women

We live in a time where there's an alienation factor. There's a certain disconnection. We don't have any real sense of community anymore.

Tags: Real, Sense, Time

When I go home, the last thing I want to do is read about the popular lore of vampires.

Tags: Home, Last, Read

You cannot hold a child accountable to the same standards that you hold an adult accountable to.

Tags: Cannot, Child, Hold

You know, I'm gay and I grew up being aware of that at a very early age, in a fairly repressed family.

Tags: Age, Family, Gay

A lot of times, the choice of the right song will save a scene. Or there will be a scene that's a little flat and you put in the right song and somehow it just comes alive.

Tags: Choice, Put, Song

And as I stumbled onto Eastern philosophy and Buddhism, it was the first time I had ever read any sort of philosophy that really made a tremendous amount of sense. What I liked that was missing from my experience of Christianity growing up was a sort of acceptance, a sort of being OK with being imperfect and not focusing on the sin.

Tags: Acceptance, Experience, Time

As a culture, we are not comfortable with mortality. We do not accept it the way other cultures do. We cling to youth, and we don't want to die. It's like, 'Well, too bad, we do.'

Tags: Accept, Bad, Die

As a writer, it's fun to create. And once you get into a long-running show with very established characters and a very established tone and format, after a while it's a really great job, but that's what it is - a job.

Tags: Fun, Great, Job

Beauty is in the strangest places. A piece of garbage floating in the wind. And that beauty exists in America. It exists everywhere. You have to develop an eye for it and be able to see it.

Tags: Able, America, Beauty

Death showed up in my life very early on, so I'm aware of it. If you look at most of the things I write there's a sort of contemplation of mortality - although 'True Blood' doesn't fall into that. Even though there's such a ridiculously high body count!

Tags: Death, Life, True

Depending on what happens with my directing career, I don't think I'll stop writing, even if I crash and burn in movies and TV. I'll go back to plays. Even if I crash and burn there, I'll write a novel. That's the great thing about writing is that you don't have to wait for people to give you permission to do it.

Tags: Great, Movies, Writing

I always choose to look, as much as one can, at the supernatural not being something that exists outside of nature, but a deeper, fundamental heart of nature that perhaps humans... have lost touch with. It's a more primal thing than perhaps we are attuned to in our modern, self-aware way of life.

Tags: Heart, Life, Nature

I am so spoiled. I cannot watch a show where it gets interrupted for ads. I have to TiVo it and skip through the ads, because the culture of advertising is so false and phony that I just... ugh, you know?

Tags: Cannot, Culture, Show

I certainly believe that what we perceive as humans is just the tip of the iceberg. I don't necessarily believe in vampires or werewolves or that kind of thing, but I believe there is definitely a realm we don't necessarily have access to.

Tags: Definitely, Humans, Vampires

I certainly feel fortunate in my career to have been able to continue to work in different mediums. I don't ever want to be the guy who gets really good at one thing and just does that over and over and over again.

Tags: Career, Good, Work

I definitely see the good in people. Certainly in my own life I strive to be somebody who is functional and well adjusted and can face conflict in a non-emotional and non-destructive way, and those are the people I try to surround myself with in my life. But as characters, they bore me.

Tags: Good, Life, Try

I don't believe in any particular definition of the afterlife, but I do believe we're spiritual creatures and more than our biology and that energy cannot be destroyed, but can change. I don't know what the afterlife is going to be, but I'm not afraid of it.

Tags: Cannot, Change, Spiritual

I don't really know what it is about vampires that makes them such a powerful symbol, metaphor, whatever in people's consciousness. But I do know they're tremendously powerful. I mean, there's a vampire on 'Sesame Street.' And Count Chocula. I don't know why it's so powerful.

Tags: Mean, Powerful, Why

I guess in America we're so sold on this ideal of the perfect, well-adjusted family that is able to confront any conflict and, with true love and understanding, work things through. I'm sure they do exist, but I never knew any of them.

Tags: Family, Love, Work