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Marlene Dietrich on Sex Symbols
Marlene Dietrich in 1969, as interviewed by Jay Kent Hackleman
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Nora Ephron on Crazy Salad
"It’s okay being a woman now. I like it. Try it some time.” - Nora Ephron, 1975
Bob Dylan at 20 on Freak Shows
“I‘m never going to become rich and famous” - Bob Dylan in 1962.
Frank Zappa on Fads
"I don‘t think that there‘s a girl around that would fit in with what we do."
Rod Serling on Kamikazes
Rod Serling interviewed in 1963.
Cher on Kitsch
“I’m a cookie-decorating mom. I don’t bake them. I decorate them.“
Martin Scorsese on Framing
"Sometimes when it all comes together ... you become the film you’re making."
Carl Sagan on Extraterrestrials
Carl Sagan on October 4, 1985, as told to Studs Terkel.
Richard Feynman on What It Means
"The key was somehow to know what was important and what was not important."
Buckminster Fuller on The Geodesic Life
Buckminster Fuller in 1965, as told to Studs Terkel
Dame Stephanie Shirley on Survival Code
Dame Stephanie Shirley in 2010 from an oral history at the British Library.
Jane Goodall on Instinct
"When I was about 10, 11 I fell in love with Tarzan." - Jane Goodall, 2002
Temple Grandin On Her Search Engine
"Everything in my mind works like a search engine set for the image function."
Frank Lloyd Wright on Arrogance
“Any man who really has faith in himself will be dubbed arrogant by his fellows”
Sally Ride on Dumb Questions
Sally Ride in 1983 as interviewed by Gloria Steinem.
Garrison Keillor on Humor
"There was a price to be paid for being interested in fiction.” - Garrison Keillor, 1994
Nina Simone on Shock
"I feel more alive now than I ever have in my life." - Nina Simone
Kurt Vonnegut on Man-Eating Lampreys
"Nothing means anything" - Kurt Vonnegut on November 8, 1970
Bill Murray on Being Obnoxious
"I‘m just an obnoxious guy who can make it appear charming." - Bill Murray
Patty Hearst on Reasonable Doubt
"I'm sorry, I‘m a coward. I didn’t want to die." - Patty Hearst in 1982
Tom Waits on Everything and Nothing
"I don’t know what the ‘big time’ is" - Tom Waits in 1988
Hunter S. Thompson on Outlaws
“I keep my mouth shut now. I’ve turned into a professional coward.”- Hunter S. Thompson
Dustin Hoffman in 1971 on Duplicity and Famosity
Dustin Hoffman in 1971, as interviewed by Milton Hoffman.
Roger Ebert on Ego
Roger Ebert in 1990, as interviewed by Lawrence Grobel.
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