I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing.
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It's funny how you never think about the women you've had. It's always the ones who get away that you can't forget.
The world of American politics is more contentious than it has ever been in my lifetime.
The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.
You hear the best stories from ordinary people. That sense of immediacy is more real to me than a lot of writerly, literary-type crafted stories. I want that immediacy when I read a novel.
I try to forget about the expectation that's out there and the audience listening for the next thing so that I'm not trying to please them. I've spent a huge amount of time not communicating with those folks and denying that they exist.
Do you remember when you were 10 or 11 years old and you really thought your folks were the best? They were completely omniscient and you took their word for everything. And then you got older and you went through this hideous age when suddenly they were the devil, they were bullies, and they didn't know anything.
Maybe it's our sins that give God consolation when he finally has to give us cancer.
If anything I try to write something that would be more difficult to film. I tend to see film as competition and would like instead to do what books do best.
People used what they called a telephone because they hated being close together and they were scared of being alone.
Personal identity seems like it's just such an American archetype, from Holly Golightly re-inventing herself in 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' to Jay Gatsby in 'The Great Gatsby.' It seems like the sort of archetypal American issue. If you're given the freedom to be anything, or be anyone, what do you do with it?
When you do find humor in trying times, one of the first and most important changes you experience is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way - you suddenly have a new perspective on them.
The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.
We'll love you just the way you are if you're perfect.
A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.
Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
What influenced me was Tori Amos, who was unapologetic about expressing anger through music, and Sinead O'Connor. Those two in particular were really moving for me, and very inspiring, before I wrote 'Jagged Little Pill.'
Whether planned or not, humor takes our mind off of our troubles.
This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love the more they give, the more they possess.
The whole history of pop music had rested on the first person singular, with occasional intrusions of the second person singular.
To love and win is the best thing, to love and lose, the next best.