"If I had been playing for money I would have complained a long time ago that I was underpaid." ~Michael Jordan
"I would rather be a failure at something I liked than be a success at something I hated."
"Mark Twain's brilliant The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn went through seventeen hundred revisions, and the most recent draft was unearthed in a Hollywood attic some years ago."
~Literacy and Longing in L.A. by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack
"The more you feel in charge of your own life, the less need you have to control others."
~Mildred Newman, Psychologist
"To me, to write small classics and starve to death is a defeat. You get a tremendous feeling of resentment. I got terrific reviews on The Fortunate Pilgrim but I couldn't make any money. I was so outraged I went around saying "Fuck everybody; I'm going to write a bestseller." And everybody said "You're full of shit" so I went out and wrote it."
~ Mario Puzo, on the writing of The Godfather.
"One reason some males have problems accepting women as comediennes is because humor is kind of a power game. A comic asserts himself or herself over the audience and must have control and power. This is threatening to some men."
~ Dr. Joyce Brothers
"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would be doing it. Hard is what makes it great."
~Tom Hanks in A League of their Own
"It's not fatigue that makes me want to quit after every show; it's the fear."
~ Giorgio Armani
"Whoopi Goldberg (to Jerry Lewis): I'm known in the business for being difficult.
Jerry Lewis (to Whoopi Goldberg): Really? I didn't know you were difficult.
Goldberg: Oh yeah, they all say I'm very difficult.
Lewis: I'm glad you're in the club. You know who else is difficult?
Lewis: Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, me.
Lewis: You know who isn't difficult?
Lewis: Troy Donahue."
~From The Whoopi Goldberg Show, 1992
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