As soon as I arrive at the house, Laurie starts running, hits my chest, knocks me down, and licks my face. It’s become a family ritual.
I never share credit or desserts.
Don’t get me started on critics.
I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity. I didn’t feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not – more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around; living becomes the act of giving.
There is a growing strength in women, but it is in the forehead, not in the forearm.
So long as it doesn’t get to the point where you don’t remember whose opera you’re listening to, I’m willing to experiment.
I lived through the garbage. I might as well dine on the caviar.
A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
There is something in me-I just can’t stand to admit defeat.
I’ve always tried to be cheerful, because I think people who whine are boring, and I never could tolerate bores.
The press frequently sneers at the hype devoted to a superstar, but the press itself is responsible for all the hype.