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I do have a lot of time for people in my life, and friendship is a very important subject for me. I think I'm unusual among the writers I know in that respect.

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I'd rather live my life off screen and give only a certain amount of energy to the work.
Amount
Certain
Energy
Give
Life
Live
My Life
Off
Only
Rather
Screen
Work
My life, in some ways, has been a half-measure. I didn't commit myself all the way to my marriage and family, because I would have given up more. And I didn't go all the way with just being completely selfish. I always wonder where my career would be if I was more selfish.
Always
Because
Been
Being
Career
Commit
Family
Given
Go
Has-Been
Just
Life
Marriage
More
Your whole life is on the other side of the glass. And there is nobody watching.
Glass
Life
Nobody
Other
Side
Watching
Whole
Your
I did not have a happy family life a few years ago. I was divorced, and I was very alienated from my daughter, and I was out there cutting every ribbon and running around New York hosting events for different causes to supplant my loss because I didn't have a family to go home to. Now I don't want to be Mr. Show Business anymore.
Alienated
Anymore
Around
Because
Business
Causes
Cutting
Daughter
Did
Different
Divorced
Events
Every
Family
My whole life is classical now. Except my wife. I don't have a classical wife. I have a classy wife, but I don't have a classical wife.
Classical
Classy
Except
Life
Now
Whole
Wife
Life is generally something that happens elsewhere.
Elsewhere
Generally
Happens
Life
Something
Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.
Amount
Answering
Fundamental
Judging
Life
Living
Philosophy
Question
Whether
Worth
Worth Living
Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy.
Dare
End
Happy
Him
Life
Man
Only
Pronounce
Prosperity
We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
Continue
Die
Knew
Life
Our
Ourselves
Perfectly
Personality
Shape
Should
What good is it to live a life that brings pains?
Brings
Good
Life
Live
Pains
As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.
Big
Big City
City
Desert
Life
Means
Nowadays
Only
Our
Remedy
Society
Suggest
Within
Would
I'd somehow always thought of the classics of literature as something apart from me, something to do with academic life and not something you enjoyed.
Academic
Always
Apart
Classics
Enjoyed
Life
Literature
Me
Somehow
Something
Thought
You
I can't complain that I've had a public all through my writing life, but people don't quite know what I've written. People don't read you too closely. Perhaps, after I've died, they'll look at my stuff, and read it through, and find there's more in it. That may be wrong, but that's what I comfort myself with.
After
Closely
Comfort
Complain
Died
Find
Had
Know
Life
Look
May
More
Myself
People
Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
Anarchy
Beneath
Despot
Excellence
Given
God
Lies
Life
Middle
Neither
Nor
Praise
Should
You
Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key.
Box
Key
Life
Like
Looking
It's a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.
Being
Combination
Dumb
Life
Super
Unpredictable
You
Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life. It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male right of access to women.
Access
Also
Attack
Both
Breaking
Compulsory
Direct
Existence
Indirect
Lesbian
Life
Male
Rejection
Right
I know some people who live this much more insulated life in Los Angeles, where their feet never touch public ground. They walk out of their bathroom, their living room, they get into their garage, their car, and the next thing you know, they're at the valet parking of the restaurant or the store or the office. They're in a bubble the whole time.
Angeles
Bathroom
Bubble
Car
Feet
Garage
Get
Ground
Know
Life
Live
Living
Living Room
Los
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Be Happy
Consists
Continue
Happiness
Happy
Life
Live
Looking
Meaning
Meaning Of
Meaning Of Life
Never
Search
Will
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live as if there isn't and to die to find out that there is.
Die
Find
God
Life
Live
My Life
Out
Rather
Than
Would
There are some screw-ups headed your way. I wish I could tell you that there was a trick to avoiding the screw-ups... but they're coming for ya. It's a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.
Avoiding
Being
Combination
Coming
Could
Dumb
Headed
I Wish
Life
Some
Super
Tell
Trick
Unpredictable
My children are the only thing in my life that makes me happy.
Children
Happy
Life
Makes
Me
My Life
Only
The Only Thing
Thing
It's good-bye to public life in the way that you try to communicate with an audience playfully, like we're friends, beyond the work you are actually paid for.
Actually
Audience
Beyond
Communicate
Friends
Good-Bye
Life
Like
Paid
Public
Public Life
Try
Way
Work
Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Dies
Goes
Life
Rotten
Soulless
Without
Work
I've had a relatively charmed life. I loved to be out in the city. New York was my town. I've had people come up to me and say, 'You're a great New Yorker. You've given your time and money to so many New York charities. You're a great supporter of the arts. I like some of your movies - and some of your movies suck, actually.'
Actually
Arts
Charities
Charmed
City
Come
Given
Great
Had
Life
Like
Loved
Many
Me
Working conditions for me have always been those of the monastic life: solitude and frugality. Except for frugality, they are contrary to my nature, so much so that work is a violence I do to myself.
Always
Been
Conditions
Contrary
Except
Frugality
Life
Me
Much
Myself
Nature
Solitude
Those
Violence
The rules of drama are very much separate from the properties of life. I think that's especially true of Shakespeare.
Drama
I Think
Life
Much
Properties
Rules
Separate
Shakespeare
Think
True
Very
Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that's what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.
Absurdity
Basically
Because
Bottom
Defeat
Gives
Joy
Life
Living
Maybe
More
Only
Our
The Only Thing
It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all.
Away
Give
Life
Little
Lose
Normal
Order
I haven't changed, but public life has. It used to be you'd go into a restaurant, and the owner would say, 'Do you mind if I take a picture of you and put it on my wall?' Sweet and simple. Now, everyone has a camera in their pocket.
Camera
Changed
Everyone
Go
Life
Mind
Now
Owner
Picture
Pocket
Public
Public Life
Put
Restaurant
The campaign finance scandal in America is the global warming of American political life - with cash substituting for deadly solar radiation.
America
American
Campaign
Campaign Finance
Cash
Deadly
Finance
Global
Global Warming
Life
Political
Political Life
Radiation
Scandal
There is no love of life without despair of life.
Despair
Life
Love
No Love
Without
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Between
Except
Happiness
Harmony
He
Leads
Life
Man
Simple
Life on the planet is born of woman.
Born
Life
Planet
Woman
For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
Against
Another
Consists
Despairing
Grandeur
Hoping
Life
Much
Perhaps
Sin
Any man who does not accept the conditions of life sells his soul.
Accept
Any
Conditions
Does
His
Life
Man
Sells
Soul
Who
This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed.
Bed
Change
Desire
Every
His
Hospital
Life
Life Is A
Patient
Possessed
Which
The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.
Closing
Dropped
End
Life
Like
Masks
Masquerade
Party
Years
Literature overtakes history, for literature gives you more than one life. It expands experience and opens new opportunities to readers.
Experience
Gives
History
Life
Literature
More
New
New Opportunities
Opens
Opportunities
Readers
Than
You
Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.
Describe
Distance
Landscape
Life
Like
Live
Midst
Only
Point
Vantage
Vantage Point
You
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
Emergency
Life
Nothing
Safe
Simple
Simple Truth
Strong
Truth
Civilization must be based on life. We should never forget that human life was created in and for millions of centuries, was nourished by primitive wildness. We cannot separate ourselves from this ancestral background.
Background
Based
Cannot
Centuries
Civilization
Created
Forget
Human
Human Life
Life
Millions
Must
Never
Never Forget
The possibility of being as free with the camera as we are with the pen is a fantastic prospect for the creative life of the 21st century.
Being
Camera
Century
Creative
Creative Life
Fantastic
Free
Life
Pen
Possibility
Prospect
How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?
Beauty
Between
Breathing
Brick
Coal
Dying
Fields
Grain
Growing
Hardly
How
Life
Long
Men
If it were possible to have a life absolutely free from every feeling of sin, what a terrifying vacuum it would be.
Absolutely
Absolutely Free
Every
Feeling
Free
Life
Possible
Sin
Terrifying
Vacuum
Were
Would
Would-Be
You don't help people in your poems. I've been trying to help people all my life - that's my trouble.
All My Life
Been
Help
Help People
Life
My Life
People
Poems
Trouble
Trying
You
Your
The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it.
Atmosphere
City
Life
Marvelous
Notice
Our
Poetic
Rich
Subjects
Though
Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil.
About
Condition
Death
Essential
Evil
Fuss
Imagination
Life
Try
Use
Visualize
Why
Without
World
I am not interested in slice of life, what I want is a slice of the imagination.
Am
I Am
Imagination
Interested
Life
Not Interested
Slice
Want
We forge the chains we wear in life.
Chains
Forge
Life
Wear