Saturday May 16, 2020

On Being a Movie Star, See?

“What is it like to be a movie star? 

”Or, now, in my case, what was it like to be a movie star?

“If you like adulation, deference, the best tables, autograph hunters, and lots of money, it is absolutely wonderful. If you like it so much that tomorrow you feel it will be taken away from you, it is terrifying. 

”Impermanent it is, and shaky; and if you become obsessed with retaining it, you acquire some of the basest qualities in man.“

— Edward G. Robinson, from ”All My Yesterdays: An Autobiography," 1973

Posted at 10:23 AM on Saturday May 16, 2020 in category Books  
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