"My mom knows pretty well how I see her."
"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."Lena Dunham 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."Lena Dunham on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Lena Dunham on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Lena Dunham 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."Lena Dunham on Pablo Picasso
"I feel like a lot of the female relationships I see on TV or in movies are in some way free of the kind of jealousy and anxiety and posturing that has been such a huge part of my female friendships, which I hope lessens a little bit with age."
"At my age, no one is married, no one has kids, no one has a career."
"I'd love to write something for a male protagonist. That's sort of the next frontier for me. I think it'd be really amazing to write the kind of parts that I love for women but for a guy."
"I went to an amazing school in Brooklyn called St. Anne's that's a really kind of creative hot bed."
"If you're writing, you're starting in private. It can really be this amazing, private, freeing experience. Forget that it's for other people - that comes in later."