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Jonathan Tropper Quotes

Im at my desk before nine, and I go all day. Im not necessarily productive all day, but really, who is?
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Even under the best of circumstances, there's just something so damn tragic about growing up.

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I occasionally experience the discomfort of people assuming my work is autobiographical.

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Adapting your own book is like performing open-heart surgery on your own child.

— Jonathan Tropper

On any serialized show, you're going to have through-lines that take you through the season, and you're going to have individual arcs that resolve themselves in shorter order.

— Jonathan Tropper

I'm at my desk before nine, and I go all day. I'm not necessarily productive all day, but really, who is?

— Jonathan Tropper

'Banshee' was kind of a lark. I was getting paid pretty well to write movies no one was making - and so I decided to try my hand at TV and get paid much less to actually get something produced.

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Fate already warned us to pack it in. We just didn't hear it in time.

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You swear you'll never become your parents. You listen to edgy music, you dress young and hip, you have sex standing up and on kitchen tables, you say "fuck" and "shit" a lot, and then one day, without warning, their words emerge from your mouth like long-dormant sleeper agents suddenly activated. You're still young enough to hear these words through the ears of the teenager sitting beside you, and you realize how pitiful and ultimately futile your efforts will be, a few measly sandbags against the tidal wave of genetic destiny.

— Jonathan Tropper

You get married to have an ally against your family, and now I'm heading into the trenches alone.

— Jonathan Tropper

I whispered to Dad during Rosh Hashanah services, "Do you believe in God?"
"Not really," he said. "No."
"Then why do we come here?"
He sucked thoughfully on his Tums tablet and put his arm around me, draping me under his musty woolen prayer shawl, and then shrugged. "I've been wrong before," he said.
And that pretty much summed up what theology there was to find in the Foxman home.

— Jonathan Tropper

This is probably as good a time as any to mention that I was holding a large birthday cake.

— Jonathan Tropper

It's an absurd request. Our minds, unedited by guilt or shame, are selfish and unkind, and the majority of our thoughts, at any given time, are not for public consumption, because they would either be hurtful or else just make us look like the selfish and unkind bastards we are.

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And there's a special place in shiva hell reserved for men in sandals, their cracked, hardened toenails, dark with fungus, proudly on display.

— Jonathan Tropper

Arms stop me from crumpling like a rag doll. Sometimes you don't need to talk things out. Sometimes, with the right person, things just need some time to percolate on their own, without the messy lunge and parry of discussion to hinder them.

— Jonathan Tropper

You have to question the originality of your life when it can be captured perfectly in the lyrics of a rock song.

— Jonathan Tropper

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