Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dies at 87 [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
“Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.”-David Bowie
This week keeps getting worse, celebrity-wise.
“Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.”-Lauren Bacall, By Myself and Then Some
Peter Matthiessen, 1927-2014 [courtesy the Paris Review]
Mickey Rooney Dead at 93 [courtesy Variety]
“Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn’t work out you haven’t wasted a whole day.”-Mickey Rooney
In all of the years that I’ve written about old movies, I’ve never done an essay about Shirley Temple…but that doesn’t mean I don’t love her. She was, and will always be, a star.
…would be a shame!
“All the world’s a stage/And all the men and women merely players/They have their exits and their entrances/And one man in his time plays many parts/His acts being seven ages.”-William Shakespeare
Farewell, dear sir!
- Jean de La Fontaine died on 4/13/1695. “Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” (Fables)
- Sameul Beckett was born on 4/13/1906. “James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can.” (More Pricks than Kicks; Murphy; Waiting for Godot; Endgame; Molloy; Ohio Impromptu) Continue reading