Quote of the Day postsTuesday February 03, 2009
Francois Truffaut Quote of the Day - I
“We almost didn't make it at first. I'd watch her over breakfast, wondering how to get rid of her. But then I thought, 'Where do you get these ideas?' And I found no answer.”
— Passerby, happily married after 11 years, in Francois Truffaut's Tirez sur le pianiste (1960)
John Updike Quote of the Day
Were I to die, no one would say,
“Oh, what a shame! So young, so full
Of promise — depths unplumbable!”
Instead, a shrug and tearless eyes
Will greet my overdue demise;
The wide response will be, I know,
“I thought he died a while ago.”
For life’s a shabby subterfuge,
And death is real, and dark, and huge.
The shock of it will register
Nowhere but where it will occur.
Robert Downey Jr. Quote of the Day
"I'm not very popular for saying this, and the missus tells me to keep it on the QT, but lately for me, the biggest, most commercial projects that I've done are the most creatively satisfying, the most collaborative and the ones that the audiences respond to. And I jump off and do an indie, and they can't hit their ass with both hands, it's 50 monkeys f–––ing a football and then you have to go and pump your kidneys dry in Sundance."
— Robert Downey, Jr., during the annual Oscar roundtable discussion in Newsweek.
Barack Obama Quote of the Day
“Because of you, John. Barack Obama.”
—How Pres. Obama autographed a photo for U.S. Rep. (and civil rights legend) John Lewis after the inauguration on Jan. 20th. From David Remnick's must-read “Talk of the Town” piece in this week's New Yorker.
Sam Cooke Quote of the Day
There’ve been times that I thought
I couldn’t last for long
Now I think I’m able
To carry on
It’s been a long
A long time coming
But I know
Change gonna come
Oh, yes it will
ADDENDUM: The New York Times editorial on the inaugural speech.