From a 1994 interview
“Despite what you’ve read, your sadness is not beautiful. No one will see you in the bookstore, curled up with your Bukowski, and want to save you.
for a salvation that will not come from the grey-eyed boy looking for an annotated copy of Shakespeare, for an end to your sadness in Keats.
He coughed up his lungs at 25, and flowery words cannot conceal a life barely lived.
Your life is fragile, just beginning, teetering on the violent edge of the world.
Your sadness will bury you alive, and you are the only one who can shovel your way out with hardened hands and ragged fingernails, bleeding your despair into the unforgiving earth.
Darling, you see, no heroes are coming for you. Grab your sword, and don your own armor.” — StarredSoul
“The heroes have to win every time. The villain only has to win once.” -Dan DiDio remembering what someone had once said to him.
I'm an intern on the Indiegogo Campaign of “Life Itself” – A feature documentary based on Roger Ebert's memoir.
It is from Steve James, the great director of “Hoop Dreams” and “The Interrupters.” The film is looking for funds to finish off post production and help pay for all the archival footage.
Roger Ebert is one of my heroes and I've been posting on various subreddits. I figured r/quotes would appreciate this as Robert Ebert was one of my favorite writers.
It would mean a great deal if you could help contribute or help spread the word.