black holes and gray matter. in one thousand tangos.

             

"My very first day at SNL, Amy Poehler took me and Andy Samberg out to dinner and was like, “What do you want to know? Do you want to know about the cue cards? How this works? How this works? How this works?” Since then, any time there’s been new people, I always take them out to dinner at the exact same restaurant, the same table. I take them there and say, ‘Okay guys, what do you want to know?’”

Bill Hader

I remember talking to my dad about problems. Problems with money, or problems with, you know, just growing up. My dad has a very stoic approach to most things. Both of them do. It was very simplistic: Pull yourself up from the bootstraps. I don’t know if they ever used that analogy, but that was their mantra. You just do your best, and you get over it, and if there’s adversity, complaining about it is just a time-waster.”

Steve Carell

"What I would say to people who want to give up is that that’s fine. Everybody who has had any level of success has felt it. The key is to not give into it. If you give in to giving up, you will never know what you could be or who you could be or how far you could have gone. Sometimes I have these moments where I just stop and say, “Oh my God, I remember when I wanted to stop. I wanted to give up.” And I look back now and I say, “What if I had given up? Where would I be?”“

Tyler Perry

The Mentoring Project

“We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species…There’s no desire to be an adult. Adulthood is not a goal. It’s not seen as a gift. Something happened culturally: No one is supposed to age past 45 — sartorially, cosmetically, attitudinally. Everybody dresses like a teenager. Everybody dyes their hair. Everybody is concerned about a smooth face.”
 “I was often told that I wasn’t a thing…‘She’s not pretty enough, she’s not tall enough, she’s not thin enough, she’s not fat enough.’ I thought, ‘O.K., someday you’re going to be looking for someone not, not, not, not, and there I’ll be.’ ”
“I’ve been with a man for 35 years who looks at me and loves what he sees.”
Our Lady Frances

“We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species…There’s no desire to be an adult. Adulthood is not a goal. It’s not seen as a gift. Something happened culturally: No one is supposed to age past 45 — sartorially, cosmetically, attitudinally. Everybody dresses like a teenager. Everybody dyes their hair. Everybody is concerned about a smooth face.”

 “I was often told that I wasn’t a thing…‘She’s not pretty enough, she’s not tall enough, she’s not thin enough, she’s not fat enough.’ I thought, ‘O.K., someday you’re going to be looking for someone not, not, not, not, and there I’ll be.’ ”

“I’ve been with a man for 35 years who looks at me and loves what he sees.”

Our Lady Frances

"We’re all victims of the architect. Architecture is the only art that you can’t help but feel. You can avoid paintings, you can avoid music, and you can even avoid history. But good luck getting away from architecture."
humansofnewyork

"We’re all victims of the architect. Architecture is the only art that you can’t help but feel. You can avoid paintings, you can avoid music, and you can even avoid history. But good luck getting away from architecture."

humansofnewyork

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