• My first decade of living in a metropolis was like, I was a people watcher. It meant the world to me to talk to strangers. I got excited about the fifth time I'd see the same person in the same bodega. I loved getting to know a certain clerk or barista. It took on a whole big meaning for me because of that atomization that suburban people do start to feel.

    "Debra Granik on "poverty porn," self-worth, and her new film, Stray Dog". Interview with Sam Fragoso, July 11, 2015.