“If you aren’t getting rejected on a daily basis, your goals aren’t ambitious enough”
“Why would a woman want to be a good cook? So her husband can tell some hooker, ‘My wife makes a delicious shortbread cake?’”
In her profile of comedian Patrice O’Neal, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc described him as a man for whom “no topic seemed off limits.” “The transformative power of the ugly truth was,” to him, “a form of grace,” she wrote. Rivers occupied that space as well. The best scene in her reality show, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best, is when she and her daughter and grandson take the ashes of her dear departed friend and secretly spread them around Rodeo Drive. The scene is classic Rivers: She is indulging in celebrity culture at the same time that she is mocking it. At one point, outside the Cartier store, she puts her hand on a man’s pristine suit, leaving the white ashes on his back where he can’t see them
“Art and design are not the same thing. They’re two different activities. I’ve been putting it this way over the last six months: art and design are like love and sex. They’re fine independently, and you can use them without one engaging the other. Every once in a while, you find you get both from the same source, but that’s unusual. Design does not have art as its objective. It has a goal, and it means moving from an existing condition to a preferred one. Art is about the transformation of human experience, establishing the common ground between people. Those are two very different functions.”
— Gary Oldman (Playboy interview)
Sometimes I hate myself for trying to be so bold/
but nothing else seems to get the story told.
— Hey Lover (Blake Mills)