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August 29th, 2008
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"You can be just as faithful to a place or a thing as you can to a person.  A place can really make your heart skip a beat, especially if you have to take a plane to get there."


"Over the years I've been more successful at dealing with love than with jealousy.  I get jealousy attacks all the time.  I think I may be one of the most jealous people in the world.  My right hand is jealous if my left hand is painting a pretty picture.  If my left leg is dancing a good step, my right leg gets jealous.  The left side of my mouth is jealous when my right side is eating something good.  I'm jealous at dinner that somebody else will think of something better to order than I did. I'm jealous of somebody's blurred Instamatics even when I have my own sharp Polaroids of the same scene.  Basically, I go crazy when I can't have first choice on absolutely everything. A lot of times I do things I don't want to do at all, just because I'm on stand-by jealousy that somebody else will get to do it instead. As a matter of fact, I'm always trying to buy things and people just because I'm so jealous somebody else might buy them and they might turn out to be good after all.  That's one of the stories of my life. And the few times in my life when I've gone on television, I've been so jealous of the host on the show that I haven't been able to talk. As soon as the TV cameras turn on, all I can think is, "I want my own show . . . I want my own show."


"People should fall in love with their eyes closed. Just close your eyes. Don't look."


"When you want to be like something, it means you really love it. When you want to be like a rock, you really love that rock.  I love plastic idols."

Jewelry doesn't make a person more beautiful, but it makes a person feel more beautiful. If you draped a beautiful person in jewels and beautiful clothes and put them in a beautiful house with beautiful furniture and beautiful paintings, they wouldn't be more beautiful, they'd be the same, but they would think they were more beautiful. However, if you took a beautiful person and put them in rags, they'd be ugly. You can always make a person less beautiful.

"If a person isn't generally beautiful, they can still be a success if they have a few jokes in their pockets.  And a lot of pockets."


"When I order in a restaurant, I order everything that I don't want, so I have a lot to play around with while everyone else eats.  Then, no matter how chic the restaurant is, I insist that the waiter wrap the entire plate up like a to-go order, and after we leave the restaurant I find a little corner outside in the street to leave the plate in, because there are so many people in New York who live in the streets, with everything they own in shopping bags."



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