"We live in an age of instant knowledge. And there's almost a sense of entitlement to that."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."J. J. Abrams on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."J. J. Abrams on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."J. J. Abrams on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."J. J. Abrams on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."J. J. Abrams on Robert Frost
"I try to push ideas away, and the ones that will not leave me alone are the ones that ultimately end up happening."
"My mother is the coolest, most amazing person I know."
"I mean, my dad's a television producer, and I knew I could get a job as an assistant or a reader with one of his friends, but it wasn't exactly what I wanted to do."
"I think when you're 10 years old, it's too much to see something with the threat of death in every episode. Kids are better left naive about certain things."
"It's a leap of faith doing any serialised storytelling."