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Loving someone is a loss of freedom - but one doesn't think of it as loss because one gains so much else.

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.

Where is Hollywood located? Chiefly between the ears. In that part of the American brain lately vacated by God.

Since flesh can't stay, we pass the words along.

If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.

At fifty, the madwoman in the attic breaks loose, stomps down the stairs, and sets fire to the house. She won't be imprisoned anymore.

Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man.

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.

Perhaps all artists were, in a sense, housewives: tenders of the earth household.

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.

I have lived my life according to this principle: If I'm afraid of it, then I must do it.

Though my friends envied me because I always seemed so cheerful and confident, I was secretly terrified of practically everything.
Fear of Flying

We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.
Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life

I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.

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