I always want to be a person who challenges herself to be a better person and spends her time giving rather than receiving.
I love the freedom of having my own space and my own place and doing things on my terms, and not really having to think about anybody else’s schedule.
I had those full-feathered bangs that started all the way at the back of your head. My forehead isn’t very big; I should have never had those bangs!
It’s pretty easy to get sucked into a vortex of others and what their thoughts are and letting other people’s judgments of you make you actually believe them about yourself. And sometimes you just need people to remind you that none of it means anything.
I’ve lived on my own since I was 18, and I really love living alone. That, to me, is just great.
I think the human mind is fascinating. I love figuring out why people are doing what they do.
When you first get out of doing a show for a long time where you played a teenager, casting directors and producers all still look at you as being the character that you played for so long.
I’m huge into ’90s rap. It’s my jam.
I went to college parties when I was at an appropriate age to go to college parties.
Some of my favorite memories happened in the ‘Boy Meets World’ classroom.
When you spend seven years of your life working on something that you’re really passionate about, and other people end up loving it, too, that just makes all of the work worthwhile.
I wasn’t being followed around by paparazzi all the time. I was able to be a kid and spend that time with my family and not grow up too quickly.
After ‘Boy Meets World’ ended, I didn’t know if I was going to be lucky enough to work on a show with as many talented people and feel such a family comradery.
I’m finding that I tend to be one of those people who gets into very committed, long-term relationships, and then I really focus on that relationship and not so much myself.
I’m getting my psychology degree with a focus on marriage and family therapy.
It’s easy to remember. That’s part of the reason why it’s never surprised me or bothered me that somebody doesn’t know my real name. What’s easier to remember: Danielle Fishel or Topanga? Topanga sticks with you.
I was at the mercy of somebody else to just give me a job in the years after ‘Boy Meets World’ ended, whereas if I had gone to college and had when a Plan B, and it was something else that I loved, I could’ve walked away at any point.
It’s supposed to be fun. You should come to work every day and not have insecurities and not be self-conscious; just be your wonderful, perfect self.
Every day of the show, I’d have about 100 of those rollers all over my head, and I’d have to wear them for hours. I even went to dinner like that a few times! I swear, half of my ‘Boy Meets World’ pictures have me wearing rollers in them.
We certainly weren’t the only show that managed to be funny and engaging and relatable but never talk down to the audience. There have only been a handful of those that I can think of that aren’t super-cheesy or sappy or way too kid-friendly. ‘Boy Meets World’ was special in that way.
As kids, we grow up thinking our parents are perfect and flawless – well, some of us – but they’re trying to do the best they can.
What I’m most proud of about ‘Girl Meets World’ is that it’s going to appeal to all different demographics.
‘The Dish’ has been an amazing experience.
In high school, I was not as much of a grade-follower. I kind of enjoyed more of the social aspect of high school.
I went to college when I was 27, and somehow, between high school and college, I became obsessed with getting A’s. I can tell you exactly how many non-A’s I had, and tell you honestly that I cried every time!
It is absolutely okay – actually preferable in some cases – to be weird.
Lipstick is for lips only.
I have actually been very fortunate that I’ve met a lot of really wonderful straight men in my life – and a lot of really wonderful gay men in my life.
The best part of being on your own is not really having to answer to anybody. Not that when you’re in a relationship you should really have to answer to somebody then, either. Just the freedom of not checking in with someone all the time is nice.
I’m so glad that the peg-leg jeans thing is over. I’m over that, and I don’t know why people think that the boyfriend jean looks good on everyone. Maybe if you’re really tall and thin you can pull it off, or pull it off better than most. But being only five-foot-one and being more of a curvy girl, boyfriend jeans aren’t the most flattering.
I’ve learned to never take anything for granted and that people are all works in progress. Some people are just actively working on progressing, and some aren’t.
I do think there was an age of television back in the ’90s that was a little bit more wholesome.
I think the more wholesome things that come back to television, the better off we’ll be.
I only want to be involved in projects that have a very good and important message.