"You know, bad poetry I wrote in high school can still be found on the Internet, and, you know, there's a Web log of our college newspaper. You know, there's so many different stages of my creative development are sort of on-record if somebody were to choose to look for them."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Lena Dunham on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Lena Dunham on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Lena Dunham on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Lena Dunham on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Lena Dunham on Robert Frost
"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."