It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.
I sat next to a young woman on a plane once who bombarded me for five hours with how she had decided to be born again and so should I. I told her I was glad for her, but I hadn't used up being born the first time.
You know what my earliest memories are? Going from one burlesque town to another. My father was in burlesque.
The one thing I think I've noticed about shows that are supposed to be funny on television is that they've sort of become routinized, so there's an awful lot of mannerisms and joke lines that are sort of there to trigger laughter, rather than give actors a chance to play a moment.
Mary Kay Ash
James L. Buckley