"When I get a new script my mom will read them and just be aghast. I think it's hysterical."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Alia Shawkat on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Alia Shawkat on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Alia Shawkat on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Alia Shawkat on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Alia Shawkat on Pablo Picasso
"Yeah, I've worked with a couple of female directors, now, and I think that they're amazing. As good or better than guy directors."