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Born: 1963-05-29
Profession: Writer
Nation: American
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Shows don't reunite because television doesn't work that way. There's no profit model and people go off to do other work.

Tags: Off, Television, Work

There's real peril in trying to repeat yourself, and apply rules that applied to something else to a new project.

Tags: Real, Trying, Yourself

What's realistic to me is that families love each other and stand by each other. What's unrealistic is that they would ever say that.

Tags: Love, Realistic, Stand

It's like, if I had the luxury of choice, and didn't have to worry about making a living, I would definitely want to get into whatever field it was that allowed me to push further and further comedically. Because that's the joy of it.

Tags: Joy, Living, Worry

Something about not waiting for the laugh of a laugh track allows you to take lines that otherwise might be seen as just direct jokes, and make them seem realistic.

Tags: Laugh, Might, Waiting

Television is a very writer-driven business, and it's one of the few parts of entertainment where writers are treated with respect, only because they need you. If they didn't have to treat you with respect, they would be happy to dismiss you.

Tags: Business, Happy, Respect

When I was on 'The Golden Girls,' we'd have eight scenes per show. And when 'Seinfeld' came along, they went to, like, 30 scenes a show, which was revolutionary. 'Arrested Development' has probably got 60 scenes per show. It just keeps emerging as this more and more complex thing. I always try to keep it very simple at its heart.

Tags: Heart, Simple, Try

When we were making 'Arrested Development,' it was the hardest thing I'd ever done. You know, nobody was watching. We weren't getting feedback. The job wasn't paying very well. But the one thing I did feel confident about was: No one will ever be able to do this again. Because no one would be stupid enough to try.

Tags: Done, Job, Stupid

When you don't have a laugh track, you can make the clothes funny. We can make a sign funny. We can make the way somebody walks funny. The makeup can be funny.

Tags: Funny, Laugh, Somebody

With 'Arrested Development,' we tried showing the deep disdain that connects a family. We wanted to hold up a mirror to American society. And, just as predicted, America looked away.

Tags: Deep, Family, Society

You know, 'The Golden Girls' was a very unusual show to start on. I was young, and it was a show about old people, and it was a very traditional show, but it was also an amazing training ground for a joke-writer. It forced me to learn those skills.

Tags: Amazing, Training, Young

O God and Lord, now the council condemns even Your own act and Your own law as heresy, since You Yourself did lay Your cause before Your Father as the just judge, as an example for us, whenever we are sorely oppressed.

Tags: God, Judge, Yourself

For God is my witness that I neither preached, affirmed, nor defended them, though they say that I did.

Tags: God, Nor, Though

I kept on trying to use so many media and ideas in my work because our horizon is so vast and Indian culture is so rich that I think what we are today, culturally, we have a unique position and I don't think one lifetime is enough to encompass it.

Tags: Today, Trying, Work

All this talk about inspiration and moment is nonsense.

Tags: Moment, Nonsense, Talk

I am an Indian and a painter, that's all.

Tags: Indian, Painter

I am like a folk painter. Paint and move ahead.

Tags: Move, Paint

I have not intended to denigrate or hurt the beliefs of anyone through my art.

Tags: Anyone, Art, Hurt

I only give expression to the instincts from my soul.

Tags: Expression, Give, Soul

I'm an Indian-origin painter. I will remain so to my last breath.

Tags: Breath, Last, Remain

India is my motherland.

Tags: India, Motherland

Ninety-nine percent of Indian people loved me and they still love me.

Tags: Love, Loved, Percent

They can put me in a jungle. Still, I can create.

Tags: Create, Jungle, Put

Wherever I find love I will accept it.

Tags: Accept, Love, Wherever

I think you don't do work for controversy alone, and whenever you do new work which people don't understand and they say it is done to create controversy.

Tags: Alone, Done, Work

Mostly people are ignorant, what is the language of painting. You know, they're ignorant. It is so difficult to make them aware, but time will teach them.

Tags: Difficult, Language, Time