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Jennifer Lee Quotes & Sayings

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People often think that reporters write their own headlines. In fact, they almost never do. The people who do write headlines are the copy editors who are the front and last lines of quality-checking in a newspaper before it goes to print. — Jennifer Lee

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The philosophy I always have is what's the sentence that would tell me about each shot. If I can't read why the shot's there, what is the story trying to say? — Jennifer Lee

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When a dish really hits a nerve with the American palate, it can really take off across the entire country, facilitated by food vendors' freedom to copy good ideas. — Jennifer Lee

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Don't lose faith in what you are trying to do, even though you will get pummeled emotionally left and right. There are a lot of NOs to any YES. And that's OK. — Jennifer Lee

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When you are free from self-doubt, you fail better. You accept criticism and listen. — Jennifer Lee

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When I signed up for Google Plus, my reaction after playing around with it for a little bit was like, 'Huh, I think Facebook should be scared.' In part, because it's a really elegant product. It's very fast. — Jennifer Lee

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My siblings and I are known as ABCs, American-born Chinese. — Jennifer Lee

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In deference to American traditions, my family put our oven to rare use at Thanksgiving during my childhood, with odd roast-turkey experiments involving sticky-rice stuffing or newfangled basting techniques that we read about in magazines. — Jennifer Lee

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With wok cooking, you chop things up into little pieces for maximum surface area, so they can cook in minutes, if not seconds. Sauteing is energy efficient; baking is not. — Jennifer Lee

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Loneliness is something we [all people] go through. We go through mourning and longing. We make some bad choices sometimes because we're desperate for something, and that's okay. That's part of life. — Jennifer Lee

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People think of fortune cookies as being Chinese, but in essence, they are fundamentally American. — Jennifer Lee

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The worst headline is one that contains a factual error. Bad headlines are ones that are bland, and don't tell the reader anything specific, like 'Democrats at it Again.' — Jennifer Lee

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You know, search has never been a strong suit of Facebook. — Jennifer Lee

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Broccoli is not a Chinese vegetable; in fact, it is originally an Italian vegetable. It was introduced into the United States in the 1800s, but became popularized in the 1920s and the 1930s. — Jennifer Lee

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Let your heart beat for music. Don't be a DJ for the wrong reasons, do it because you have a passion for it. — Jennifer Lee

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So, fortune cookies: invented by the Japanese, popularized by the Chinese, but ultimately consumed by Americans. They are more American than anything else. — Jennifer Lee

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Chinese cooking is noisy - a multitasking activity that requires constant vigilance. There is no downtime. — Jennifer Lee

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Headline writing is tough because often times you are given a predetermined number of spaces and words depending on the layout and the type of the story. — Jennifer Lee

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Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. — Jennifer Lee

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Headline writing is an art form. — Jennifer Lee

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We might be shifting away from a Eurocentric view of the United States into something that's much more multicultural, multinational, and Chinese food is just one slice of that. — Jennifer Lee

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Chinese restaurants have long been a weekly or monthly ritual for many Americans. — Jennifer Lee

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I think if you create well balanced characters that are well represented, boys and girls relate to them whether they're boys or girls. — Jennifer Lee

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Within the model minority rhetoric, Asian Americans are represented as "good" minorities and African Americans are represented as "bad" minorities. Here, the achievements of Asian Americans are used to discipline African Americans. As model minorities, Asian Americans achieved the status of "honorary Whites". Again it is important to point out that the honorary whiteness of Asian Americans was granted at the expense of Blacks. It is also significant that as "honorary Whites," Asian Americans do not have the actual privileges associated with "real" whiteness. — Jennifer Lee

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People are funny. They often don't mean to be, and that's what makes it even more endearing. — Jennifer Lee

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I like to say, 'Chop suey's the biggest culinary joke that one culture has ever played on another,' because chop suey, if you translate into Chinese, means 'tsap sui,' which, if you translate back, means 'odds and ends.' — Jennifer Lee

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I'm still the person who naively thinks if I can imagine it, I can have it. — Jennifer Lee

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Truth is, people like buying things for $0.99 and $1.99 for their digital devices. We know that from iTunes. We know that from the app store, and now we know that from publishing. — Jennifer Lee

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When I signed up for Google Plus, it recommended 500 people for me to invite. You know, and once I invited those 500 people I got another 500 people. So it has a huge install base that it can start from. — Jennifer Lee

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The Chinese use every spare bit of an animal: cow lungs, pig ears, chicken feet, duck blood. — Jennifer Lee

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With a film, things constantly have to go up in the story, and you're constantly putting pressure on the main character. It allows to go really deep into what its relationship is. — Jennifer Lee

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If you wanna do a film where you have a big scope, you've got to make your characters relatable and genuine. — Jennifer Lee

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Some books that I've read on the Kindle, I've been like, 'I want that on my shelf.' Because it says, 'I'm the kind of person who has read this.' The kind of books that says, 'I'm serious and intellectual and historical and race-conscious.' — Jennifer Lee

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For most of our young lives, my family was baffled by elementary school bake sales, to which we were told to bring in goodies to sell. While other kids arrived bearing brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and apple pies, Chinese families didn't bake. — Jennifer Lee

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I am obsessed with Chinese restaurants. Like many Americans, I first discovered them in my childhood. — Jennifer Lee