1. 10

    You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.

  2. 9

    Well, I'm about as tall as a shotgun, and just as noisy.

  3. 8

    When you've got nowhere to turn, turn on the gas.

  4. 7

    I love New York, even though it isn't mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.

  5. 6

    Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.

  6. 5

    The wind is us-- it gathers and remembers all our voices, then sends them talking and telling through the leaves and the fields.

  7. 4

    I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.

  8. 3

    A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.

  9. 2

    Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

  10. 1

    She is pure Alice in Wonderland, and her appearance and demeanor are a nicely judged mix of the Red Queen and a Flamingo.

  11. Last Update: 25 May 2022

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