"[My relationships were] like I was in these movies where the script was only half-written. When I’d get to the end of this half-script, the other actors wanted me to ad lib. But I had never gotten the hang of that. That’s why these movies were always box-office failures. Six of them in the past twenty years. I always blew the lines." ~ from my horrible first novel "Learn How To Pretend." (unpublished)(obviously)

Monday, April 08, 2013

When are we ourselves?

"Ariane thought, well, I'm new to Adlai. With him I can be who I want to be. With Grisham -- she touched his knee with her hand -- I have to be who he thinks I am. With Adlai I get to recreate myself, be better than I am. With him it's invention; with Grisham it's performance."

~John Dufresne from his novel, Deep in the Shade of Paradise.

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