I wish I could be like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic and said: 'I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me.'
To have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people's views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it's also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do - bad or good.
If I hear a record once, I usually never listen to it again. I rarely listen to music - unless it's Billie Holiday.
I don't enjoy public performances and being up on a stage. I don't enjoy the glamour. Like tonight, I am up on stage and my feet hurt.
I guess if you have an original take on life, or something about you is original, you don't have to study people who came before you. You don't have to mimic anybody. You just have a gut feeling inside, an instinct that tells you what's right for you, and you can't do it in any other way.
How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination.
I was a personality before I became a person - I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.
Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work... a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.
I've considered having my nose fixed. But I didn't trust anyone enough. If I could do it myself with a mirror.