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“Everyone pretends to be normal and be your best friend, but underneath, everyone is living some other life you don't know about, and if only we had a camera on us at all times, we could go and watch each other's tapes and find out what each of us was really like.”
James Franco, Palo Alto
“They say living well is the best revenge but sometimes writing well is even better.”
James Franco
“I don't even like to sleep - I feel as if there's too much to do.”
James Franco
“This was the way the night had cashed in. Choices had been made and things happened, and here we were. It was sad, and funny. My life was made of this. Stuff like this.”
James Franco, Palo Alto
“Funny how new facts pop up and make you doubt that there's any goodness in life. Everyone pretends to be normal and be your friend, but underneath, everyone is living some other life you don't know about...”
James Franco, Palo Alto
“There was a moon and it was on the water. A miniature moon rocking on the little waves. I always see nice images like that but I don’t know what to do with them. I guess you share them with someone. Or you write them down in a poem. I had so many of those little images, but I never shared them or wrote any of them down.”
James Franco, Palo Alto
“Barry had done it with her, the girl I loved, and it had meant nothing to him; Tanya would die and no one would care; and there were billions of bodies alive on earth and they would all be buried and ground into dirt; and Picasso was a master at age sixteen and I was a perfect shit.”
James Franco, Palo Alto
“I drank from the bottle again and it was a scary plunge because I always wanted to take too much. It hurt, but it was also impressive, like being in the hands of a bigger force. And because of that, a relief.”
James Franco, Palo Alto
“The wind came in languid gusts like whispered reminders.”
James Franco, Palo Alto
“He was so. So dirty, and just moving in front of me, and cute. I was in love with him, especially because he was talking to me.”
James Franco, Palo Alto
“Sometimes it is painful to be oneself; at other times it seems impossible to escape oneself.”
James Franco, Actors Anonymous: A Novel
“If this is the only life, then why I’m not just doing everything I want to do.”
James Franco
“I always see nice images like that but I don't know what to do with them. I guess you share them with someone. Or you write them down in a poem. I had so many of those little images, but I never shared them or wrote any of them down.”
James Franco
“Create your world around your work. Create your work around your life. Let other people help you shape it.”
James Franco, Actors Anonymous: A Novel
“Always have one artistic thing that is pure, at least one thing, where you don’t compromise. You can do other things to make money, but have one pure area.”
James Franco, Actors Anonymous: A Novel
“...it can be so boring being you sometimes, and if you were the most special thing like that, it could be really great, but maybe some people say the same thing about you, and you want to tell those people: 'No, you're stupid, it's no fun being me.”
James Franco, Palo Alto
“I guess in some people's lives, no one tells you what to be, and so you be nothing.”
James Franco, Palo Alto
“You also need love. Your characters need to love something, otherwise they will be unlovable.”
James Franco, Actors Anonymous: A Novel
“You want to be interesting? Be interested.”
James Franco, Actors Anonymous: A Novel
“They're just peanut butter and jealous! Haters gonna hate, and ain't-ers gonna ain't.”
James Franco
“I used to care about how I looked. Now I don’t care as much. Maybe it’s because I’m so handsome.”
James Franco, Actors Anonymous: A Novel
“Make your characters interested in something. Striving for something. In need of something. Good at something. This will make them likeable and interesting.”
James Franco, Actors Anonymous: A Novel
“All is good. Don't worry, the pain will help you. You'll get into some trouble, but it will work out in the end.”
James Franco
“It had happened. I had brought the dream out into reality and it had dissolved. It was just a dream and had found no purchase in the real world where it was dependent on other people for its realization. I wished that I could have sucked my words back inside where they had lived a colorful life of promise, had been nurtured by hope, and had never been tested”
James Franco, Actors Anonymous
“In the movie of your entire life, do you want drama and conflict or a straight shot to the top, unencumbered?”
James Franco, Actors Anonymous: A Novel
“Read Frank’s poem, “Advice to the Players.” It talks about all of this, about the human need to create.”
James Franco, Actors Anonymous: A Novel
“You are successful if you are able to work on the kind of material that you want to - if your life conforms to your dreams, regardless of outside acceptance or acclaim.”
James Franco
“I was a black center in the middle of all the nature. I was nothing, but I could do anything.”
James Franco
“Funny how new facts pop up and make you doubt that there’s any goodness in life. Everyone pretends to be normal and be your friend, but underneath, everyone is living some other life you don’t know about, and if only we had a camera on us at all times, we could go and watch each other’s tapes and find out what each of us was really like. But then you’d have to watch girls go poo and boys trying to go down on themselves.”
James Franco, Palo Alto
“In Paranoid Park there is this Punk girl that keeps looking straight into The camera when she speaks, It’s like she’s speaking to us.”
James Franco, Directing Herbert White

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