Life Wisdom Learned From The Cast Of 'Girls'

10/05/2013 08:37 am ET

"Girls" may be known for its wildly quotable dialogue, but the HBO series' cast members have been full of candid confessions and quirky advice in real life, too.

Here is some of the wisdom we've gleaned from interviews with Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke and the rest of the gang.

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    "Don't ever Google a drug, because it's all psychos being like, 'This blinded me, it killed my husband.' I once flushed all my Klonopin down the toilet, because I was so scared by what I read."--Lena Dunham to Rolling Stone
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    “It’s good for you, protein and all that. I used to eat a whole chicken every day, for lunch. I did that for four years. But it got tiring — go to the store, buy it, eat it. It’s a mess.” --Adam Driver to Vulture
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    "Being humble and sweet is the hardest thing you can do. Stay confident and don’t act desperate, because I guarantee whomever you’re into actually sucks way more than you think they do. There is always something they’re not telling you that will bring them down a notch in your eyes."--Jemima Kirke to Vice
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    “I categorize age as a medical condition. What if I asked you about your last operation?” --Alex Karpovsky to The New Yorker
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    "Ninety percent of the time when I go on dates I think, I could be reading my book instead.”--Zosia Mamet, to Conan O'Brien
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    "Losing competitiveness doesn't mean you lose drive. It's important to make that distinction.' --Christopher Abbott to Details
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    "Something that's been lovely about the last couple of years is that I've finally abandoned the pursuit of perfection, which I think I was pretty stubbornly holding on to, just always trying to be the best at everything I did. I grew up enough to realize that the people I respect aren't perfectionists. And I was like, 'Oh, that's so much more perfect.'"--Allison Williams to Town & Country

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