Chris O’Dowd – Well, when you’re the youngest…

Well, when you’re the youngest of five, parents kind of lose interest more and more…


“Well, when you’re the youngest of five, parents kind of lose interest more and more through the children. I think my eldest brother was under loads of pressure to do something amazing with his life, but by the time I came around they were like, ‘Well, let’s hope he doesn’t kill a guy.'”
-Chris O’Dowd

Michael Mandelbaum – Words matter, especially words defining…

Words matter, especially words defining complicated political arrangements, because they shape perceptions of the events…


“Words matter, especially words defining complicated political arrangements, because they shape perceptions of the events of the past, attitudes toward policies being carried out in the present, and expectations about desirable directions for the future.”
-Michael Mandelbaum

Octavia Butler – Sometimes being a friend means…

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for…


“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.”
-Octavia Butler

Jon Landau – To her audience, Janis Joplin…

To her audience, Janis Joplin has remained a symbol, artifact and reminder of late Sixties…


“To her audience, Janis Joplin has remained a symbol, artifact and reminder of late Sixties youth culture. Her popularity never derived from her musical ability, but from her capacity to link her fantasies of freedom and immortality with ours.”
-Jon Landau