The present’s a little unsatisfying because life is a little unsatisfying
—Midnight in Paris
You’re old when you learn that needs are to be eclipsed by civility. You’re old when you join the sticky, stenchy morass of concealed neediness that is society. You’re old when you give up trying to change people because then they might want to change you too.
–Anthropology of an American Girl: a Novel by Hilary Thayer Hamann
When we came up we were paranoid about stardom and that was a good thing . . . you keep a watchful eye to protect your music, your band, your internal life . . .
–Bruce Springsteen on Spectacle: Elvis Costello with . . .
You never stop needing your parents. They’re part of who you are.