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I wouldn’t call myself a shut-in. I have the ability to leave my home; I just choose not to. But because I’m such a homebody, it’s important to be surrounded by things I love.
Amy Sedaris

I love theatrical props: a cup filled with solid fake tea, say, or a collection of fake food, including a rubber turkey, which, during the holidays, I wrap in tinfoil so it appears to have just come out of the oven.
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I love cop shows and crime books and thrillers, and before I die I’m gonna play a cop.
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I have a lot of fake food in my apartment, but I’m picky about it. Old plaster food, like from the ’50s is really nice, hollowed out paper-mache food from old plays – the new stuff just looks too good.
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Food, Good, Fake
I live in the moment.
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I swear I want to be a food model.
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People who shop in health food stores never look healthy.
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I think it’s still kind of weird to memorize a line, because you’re supposed to ‘be’ this person, you know? So then its like, if I’m really this person, how can I be in the moment if I know there’s just one line I’m supposed to say? It doesn’t feel natural. I always just kind of want to say whatever comes up.
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I’m not a good storyteller. I always think I’m going to get interrupted, or something’s going to get edited. I think that comes from being in a large family, so you have to get your story in really quick or someone cuts you off.
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I love costumes. My dream growing up was always to have my own costume and prop shop.
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I like working with the public, and I like that it’s really hard work.
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Usually I’m the one asking somebody to do something because I don’t know how to finish it. I’m like, ‘Do this for me’ because I’m just resistant to learning.
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I like to just make things… If I have the TV on, I’m not just going to sit there. I want to do something with my hands; I’ve always got a project. Or I get a small group of people over, and I say, ‘Let’s make these things today.’
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I have a very muscular face.
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Don’t make anybody a homemade gift. Unless you’re really good, or it’s going to be really practical. If it’s a little thing you think is cute ’cause you made it, just forget it.
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I’m always more attracted to the unattractive.
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I’d just much rather see an ugly person take the trash out than see somebody really pretty taking the trash out.
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I am an aging Girl Scout.
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I always find something to keep me busy.
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I like to entertain in all aspects. When you’re with somebody and you’re out, you want to be entertained. I like to be around entertaining people. Even if they’re bored, and you’re in a convalescent home, there’s something entertaining about that, in a way.
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It was more of their quirky show. It was more like a cult show. The ratings weren’t really that high.
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David and Dad didn’t get along too well growing up. I mean we all got along, but it was harder on David, because David wasn’t going to be the son that Dad wanted. But now they’re like best friends.
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I failed first grade, which is my biggest problem. You always feel like a failure, like you’re stupid.
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I’m not a first-place person.
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I’m not ambitious.
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I just like to have the ideas. Other people can help see them through.
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