->Some people have a gift of reaching right into your soul\\
And finding the hole\\
And [[BaitAndSwitchComment making it bigger]]
-->-- Reel Big Fish ''Drunk Again''

->People are ''always'' surprised when Joss kills characters. Come on man, look at the history; that guy loves to kill people! He loves to get you invested, he loves to get you all worked up, and rootin' for people, and then bam.
-->-- '''Creator/NathanFillion''' in the bonus features for WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog

->People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don't like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. [[KickTheDog And their puppy.]]
-->-- '''Joss Whedon''', [[http://whedonesque.com/comments/9548 Whedonesque]]

->'''Creator/NeilPatrickHarris:''' You do kill a lot of chicks.\\
'''Joss Whedon:''' My personal life is not the point here!
-->-- At the Comic Con panel for WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog

->Q: So, why do you write these strong female characters?\\
A: Because you're still asking me that question.
-->--'''"American Rhetoric: Joss Whedon - Equality Now Address".''' (May 15, 2006)

->Q: So Joss, why do you write these strong female characters?\\
A: To get laid.
-->--'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUCYsUl8n-0 Joss answering a fan at a comic convention.]]'''

-> ''"Let's not talk to Joss. He's sad and confusing."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/CommentaryTheMusical'''

-> About killing off [[spoiler:Giles]]: "I wanted to make all this matter and have something that would send emotional ripples through all the characters. Also, I’m a prick."
-->--'''Joss Whedon, in an Entertainment Weekly article.''' (Jan 19, 2011)

-> "I have had a dream my whole life... and it was '''not this good'''."
-->-- On writing and directing ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' movie.

-> "Presumably Claudio is impaled on something sharp in the final act."
-->-- '''Mightygodking''' on Joss Whedon's ''Film/MuchAdoAboutNothing2012''

-> "I'm, no offense, very tired of being labelled as 'the guy who kills people.' [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] ([[SarcasmMode he's this hot new writer]]) does it way more than me, and everyone's all excited about how he, as it were, holds a mirror up to nature, while I'm like the [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]] of the writing community. Unfair."
-->-- [[http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/s2uh1/i_am_joss_whedon_ama/c4anu6r In his Reddit AMA session]]

-> "In my world, heroes bugger each other senseless. Not all of them, but more than you'd think, and [[WildMassGuessing probably not who you're thinking]]."
-->-- [[http://whedonesque.com/comments/9323 Just see here]]

-> "I have one particular theme ... and that’s helplessness. The empowerment of someone who’s helpless. And that has everything to do with how I feel about myself. Buffy was a pretty blond girl of whom nothing was expected, who didn’t try very hard at anything, and then suddenly became the most powerful person around — that theme, whether it’s empowerment or the discovery that one is powerless, that drives everything I do."
-->-- [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2012/05/03/avengers-director-joss-whedon-on-trying-to-be-more-like-buffy/5/ Forbes: 'Avengers' Director Joss Whedon on Trying to Be More Like Buffy]]

-> "... the only thing that matters is what we do. This is what I believe. I believe that the only reality is how we treat each other. The morality comes from the absence of any grander scheme, not from the presence of any grander scheme."
-->-- From [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EReyF2ZzXGA&feature=context-vrec this video]], where Joss explains his views on religion and morality in response to an audience question.

->"We choose which meaning to give these objects. [[Recap/FireflyE14ObjectsInSpace A gun can be a stick, a ship can be a soul]], and a [[Series/{{Firefly}} TV show]] can be important, even if [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove no one watches it]]."
-->-- '''Creator/JossWhedon''', featured at the end of the final episode of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.

->"If the fifties were seen as television’s Golden Age, right now we’re smack in the middle of a platinum one—[[ShoutOut thank you, Joss Whedon]], for kicking that off—and my tiVo and I are ''likethis''."
-->--'''Lani Diane Rich''' in [[http://www.smartpopbooks.com/welcome-to-camp-noir/ "Welcome to Camp Noir."]]

->"I don't think it's a perfect movie. I don't even think it's a great movie. I think it's a great ''time'', and I'm proud of it, but for me, what was exciting is that people don't go to see a movie that many times unless it's pulling on something from within, unless there's a need there. That's very gratifying."
--> '''Joss''' on ''The Avengers''

->"I don't make things people like. I make things people LOVE.
--> '''Joss''' on... everything.

->"Sometimes it feels like ''"Man, I'm being written so goofy!"'', but then you've gotta realize, no, that's Joss. Joss is a bit [[AntonChekhov Chekhovian]] in that way. Joss is more interested, it seems, when people are fallible and funny and foolish and dear."
-->-- '''Creator/JamesMarsters''', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' DVD Extra