I was a personality before I became a person. I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.
Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work … a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.
How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination.
I go by instinct … I don’t worry about experience.
I can say, I am terribly frightened and fear is terrible and awful and it makes me uncomfortable, so I won’t do that because it makes me uncomfortable. Or I could say get used to being uncomfortable. It is uncomfortable doing something that’s risky. But so what? Do you want to stagnate and just be comfortable?
The audience is the best judge of anything. They cannot be lied to. Truth brings them closer. A moment that lags – they’re gonna cough.
A human being is only interesting if he’s in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.
Topics: Self-trust, Discovery, Work
I am also very proud to be a liberal. Why is that so terrible these days? The liberals were liberators—they fought slavery, fought for women to have the right to vote, fought against Hitler, Stalin, fought to end segregation, fought to end apartheid. Liberals put an end to child labor and they gave us the five day work week! What’s to be ashamed of?
My biggest nightmare is I’m driving home and get sick and go to hospital. I say: ‘Please help me.’ And the people say: ‘Hey, you look like…’ And I’m dying while they’re wondering whether I’m Barbra Streisand.
The moral immune system of this country has been weakened and attacked, and the AIDS virus is the perfect metaphor for it. The malignant neglect of the last twelve years has led to breakdown of our country’s immune system, environmentally, culturally, politically, spiritually and physically.
I have learned about opening the heart, being more understanding, more loving, kinder.
Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression.
Why does a woman work ten years to change a man’s habits and then complain that he’s not the man she married?
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