"Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud"
"A buddy and I used safety pins to drunkenly tattoo each other in Edward Albee’s barn in Montauk, and it came out so bad he tattooed ‘Sorry’ underneath. It’s my worst one, but I find myself looking at it a lot, so maybe it’s my best one."
"Ratchet is a racialized term. So is ghetto. So is thug. So is welfare queen. Someone does not have to EXPLICITLY say the word “black” in order for something to be racist against black people. Speaking in flagrantly racist terms is one of the least sophisticated manifestations of racism today."
"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."
"When she laughs, it’s a silent, breathless kind of laugh, that shakes her whole person but makes very little noise. She likes to be led and is easily influenced by anyone she admires… she probably isn’t very happy." — Nils Asther on his fellow Swede and one-time co-star, Greta Garbo.
Edith Piaf on the day of her wedding to Jacques Peals, 20 September 1952. Marlene Dietrich was her maid of honor.
"Life, he realize, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it’s in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile."
My mother threw a fit when I decided to wear a low neck tee to ‘mass ’ this morning. She guilt trip me into wearing one by saying that it’ll make her happy seeing her washing and ironing my clothes put into good use.