Writing for the theater, you find yourself living a nocturnal life.
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I never show anything to anybody until I've finished it.
The theater went from just weekend shows to Wednesday and Thursday also,
I never drink while I'm working, but after a few glasses I get ideas that would never have occurred to me dead sober.
My attitudes have changed, but somebody would have to read all my books to find out how they have.
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I admire certain priests and nuns who go off on their own and do God's work on their own, who help in the ghettos, but as far as the institution of the church is concerned, I think it is despicable.
I grew up never seeing myself on-screen, and it's really important to me to give people who look like me a chance to see themselves. I want to see myself as the hero of any story. I want to see myself save the world from the bomb.
The catch phrase for the day is 'Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile.'