My mother's cross was given to me when she died. I like to have it always close to me.
If the height of the heel is the same as the length of your foot, it starts to look wrong. And if the heel is positioned badly on the sole, you get into ballerina territory, where the body is pushed into a very strange posture. You can exaggerate the arch only so much.
My father, who was a cabinetmaker, told me, 'Wood has a grain and if you go into the grain, you have beauty. If you go against it, you have splinters - it breaks.' And I took that as my view of life. You have to follow the grain - to be sensitive to the direction of life.
I'll do shoes for the lady who lunches, but it would be, like, a really nasty lunch, talking about men.
Warren E. Burger
Philip K. Dick