"I’m interested in finding people who I think have a voice—and a very specific voice. It’s hard to be surprised by a film. It’s hard to be surprised by another actor or by a director when you’ve seen enough and been around. So when I am, or when I forget that I’m watching someone’s movie, or when I don’t know how someone made a certain turn that I didn’t expect … You know, I’m in."
But ultimately it was Jessica who had to get up and perform a song and dance in front of the entire cast of Mad Men, who I’m just beginning to get to know.
(Photograph by Mark Seliger; via: VanityFair)
"Fuck it" is my guiding philosophy.
With malice toward all. Maurice Sendak’s feelings on:
Ebooks: “I hate them. It’s like making believe there’s another kind of sex. There isn’t another kind of sex. There isn’t another kind of book! A book is a book is a book.”
New York: “You get pushed and harassed and people grope you. It’s too tumultuous, it’s too crazy!”
The American right: “These Republican schnooks would be comical if they weren’t not funny.”
Rupert Murdoch: “His name should be what everything is called now.” But he publishes you! “Yes! Harpers. He owns Harpers and I guess the rest of the world, too. He represents how bad things have become. But I don’t know a better house. They’re all in trouble. They’re all terrible.”
Salman Rushdie, who once gave him a terrible review in the New York Times: “That flaccid fuckhead. He was detestable. I called up the Ayatollah, nobody knows that.”
Roald Dahl: “The cruelty in his books is off-putting. Scary guy. I know he’s very popular but what’s nice about this guy? He’s dead, that’s what’s nice about him.”
Stephen King: “Bullshit.”
Gwyneth Paltrow: “I can’t stand her.”
(One of the greatest interviews. Ever.)