7+ quotes from Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch

Quotes from Happy Accidents

Jane Lynch ·  304 pages

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“...at the restaurant of her choice, she taught me the lesson of “proximity.” “You don’t have to throw people away,” she said. “You just have to decide how close you want them. Not every person in your life needs to be your best friend: some can be friends or just friendly acquaintances.”
― Jane Lynch, quote from Happy Accidents


“I spent so much of my younger life drinking, and being drunk makes learning to be a grown-up kind of hard.”
― Jane Lynch, quote from Happy Accidents


“All the characters ever written are already inside you. It's just a matter of accessing them and bringing them forward. And having no fear of the dark side.”
― Jane Lynch, quote from Happy Accidents


“The meeting started, and I could barely listen for my self-mortification. I wanted the hour to end so I could ask her what it was I had done. And then, all of a sudden, it hit me - boing! This had NOTHING to do with me. I felt a wave of relief, an internal shift like I had just had a chiropractic adjustment. I realized that I had made something that had nothing to do with me into something that was all about me.

I saw that I had been doing this all my life. When I was a kid, my mom was easily annoyed, and I always figured it was me bugging her. After growing up like that, I was forever making myself the cause of other people's pain. It was self-centered and rendered me incapable of compassion for others, because I'm no good to anybody else when it's all about me. And frankly, most things have nothing to do with me. It was very adolescent, really. I got it, suddenly and profoundly.”
― Jane Lynch, quote from Happy Accidents


“...I started getting back what I was putting in. I began to see how important good relationships are in this business. I've always been naturally thorough and well prepared, and by my mid-thirties I had worked out the worst kinks in my personality. I might have even become someone who was nice to have around.”
― Jane Lynch, quote from Happy Accidents


“restaurant of her choice, she taught me the lesson of “proximity.” “You don’t have to throw people away,” she said. “You just have to decide how close you want them. Not every person in your life needs to be your best friend: some can be friends or just friendly acquaintances.”
― Jane Lynch, quote from Happy Accidents


“I don’t know why, but I was born with an extra helping of angst.”
― Jane Lynch, quote from Happy Accidents


About the author

Jane Lynch
Born place: in Dolton, Illinois, The United States
Born date July 14, 1960
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