Come sono felice quando Fran Lebowiz viene intervistata!!
Se non l’avete fatto, guardatevi il documentario che Martin Scorsese ha voluto girare su Fran, PUBLIC SPEAKING, un’ora e mezza di intervista, di opinioni e osservazioni acute di questo genio di donna
Cercando sue interviste su Google invece(lo faccio sempre, così come con Sedaris e infatti è uscito un suo articolo due settimane fa e lo vedo solo ora, YUHUUU!) sono finita su questa , uscita proprio l’altro giorno. Il giornale è Interview.
Qui le mie quotes preferite:
CLEMENTE: Do you think you’re the manifestation of integrity?
LEBOWITZ: I think one manifestation of integrity is holding a grudge. Saying no is a little different. Holding a grudge is the modern equivalent of having standards. Because if people don’t hold grudges, it means they just don’t care what people do.
CLEMENTE: [laughs] Let’s talk about your twenty thousand books.
CLEMENTE: Ten thousand books.
LEBOWITZ: I only know how many there are because for the last several years I’ve moved every five minutes, so they’re counted. I get rid of the ones that I can bear to give up or never wanted to begin with. I have about ten thousand. And people are constantly telling me, whether they are friends who feel sorry for me, because I can’t find a place to live, or real estate agents, “You can’t afford an apartment the size you need with this many books. Why don’t you just put some of your books in storage?” And I always say the same thing: “What if I told you I had four children? Would you say, ‘You just can’t afford to house four children. Why don’t you just put two of them in storage?'” That’s how I feel.