“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”
I thought this was the perfect quote for the day I had. Thank you Phyllis Diller I took your advice. – Christina XO
“My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual” -Phyllis Diller
Today is the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t admire this talented man. Let’s raise a glass to John Lennon and listen to one of your favorite Lennon songs. Here are a few of my cherished quotes: – Christina XO
“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, not as a reflection of us all.”
“Everything is clearer when you’re in love”
“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now”
“If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music then in that respect you can call me that…I believe in what I do and I’ll say it.”
“Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.”
One of my all time favorite playwright’s is Neil Simon. Whether it be a leisurely read, or a scene or monologue to prepare I always default to Neil Simon. He has been freeing his audiences of their anxieties, fears, and worries by making them laugh at their own shortcomings. His portrayals of individual angst and dysfunctional family relations (and we all have them), while exaggerated, manage to hit a bone ever time. Yes people the funny bone. I own VOLUME 1 and 2 of The Collected Plays of Neil Simon and admit to being a bit of a theatre nerd when it comes to him. Here is a quote I came across while reading up on this charmingly witty playwright.
“Don’t listen to those who say, you taking too big a chance. Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most important, don’t listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says. they all smarter than you out there. They’re more talented, they’re taller, blonder, prettier, luckier, and they have connections. I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts, and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live, the chances are you’ll be a person worthy of your own respects.”
I own these two brilliant Volumes. One monologue book and purchasing the rest of the volumes in due time.
When I first started watching Saturday Night Live I immediately fell in love with Gilda Radner. I have re-watched her sketches, read her various biographies and stories, and continue to raise a glass to her extraordinary comedic abilities, charm, and stage presence. Gilda is forever my all time favorite funny gal. To me, she is the epitome of what a female comedienne is all about. A few of my favorite quotes from the one and only, Gilda Radner.