Sentimental music has this great way of taking you back somewhere at the same time that it takes you forward, so you feel nostagic and hopeful all at the same time.
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I came away with the idea that I'd like to write books the way people write screenplays. I think I'm not going to let another line go through unexamined.
Books are long. Even mine. You don't want to feel bad about them as you're writing them.
I'm simply pointing out that what happens to us isn't the whole story. That I continue to exist even when we're not together.
Most days, for the last dozen or so years, I attributed to Charlie, or at least to our breakup, most things that have gone wrong for me. Like: I wouldn't have packed in college; I wouldn't have gone to work in Record and Tape; I wouldn't have had an unsatisfactory personal life. This is the woman who broke my heart, who ruined my life, this woman is single-handedly responsible for my poverty and directionlessness and failure, the woman I dreamed about regularly for a good five years.
I've committed to nothing...and that's just suicide...by tiny, tiny increments.
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Because when you have millions of people with this kind of need for gratification, and the culture is saying that it's possible for everyone to satisfy all of their needs and desires all of the time, there are obviously going to be clashes - clashes of ego.
It's good to be funny when you are a comedian.
The more minimal art, the more maximum the explaination.