Thursday, 19 February 2009
OK, I have five minutes before I have to wake the man and feed the boys. How many Bette photos and quotes can I post?
I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
I was thought to be 'stuck up.' I wasn't. I was just sure of myself. This is and always has been an unforgivable quality to the unsure.
It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
This became a credo of mine...attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.