As far as the filmmaking process is concerned, stars are essentially worthless - and absolutely essential.
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Never argue with your wife about hostility when she's a certified Freudian.
Yes, I am a failed playwright. I had three shows on Broadway by the time I was 30. They all flopped, and I fled.
Writing is finally about one thing going into a room alone and doing it. Putting words on paper that have never been there in quite that way before. And although you are physically by yourself, the haunting Demon never leaves you, that Demon being the knowledge of your own terrible limitations, your hopeless inadequacy, the impossibility of ever getting it right. No matter how diamond-bright your ideas are dancing in your brain, on paper they are earthbound.
Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.
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As far as more recognition goes, I am happy with the amount of love and respect I have received from other artists and the public. Of course, I would love more, and think I deserve it.
Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not.