current city: NY
whatever i find amusing
I’m the most boring person in the world. That allowed me to survive better than a lot of other people. Because if you don’t drink, if you don’t smoke and you don’t take drugs — and I’m not missing it; I never wanted it — and you sleep for seven hours, I can tell you, life is quite pleasant. You don’t feel tired or exhausted and things like that. You get up again and have the next day. I know that’s very boring, but, you know, I admire people who destroy themselves.
— You and me, Karl. You and me.
I love women who are bosses and who don’t constantly worry about what their employees think of them. I love women who don’t ask, “Is that OK?” after everything they say. I love when women are courageous in the face of unthinkable circumstances, like my mother when she was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Or like Gabrielle Giffords writing editorials for the New York Times about the cowardice of Congress regarding gun laws and using phrases like “mark my words” like she is Clint Eastwood. How many women say stuff like that? I love mothers who teach their children that listening is often better than talking.
— Mindy Kaling as interviewed by Lena Dunham for Rookie Mag, excerpt in Rolling Stone.