So there's nuggets of advice about life from the likes of Robert de Niro, to John Malkovich to Gore Vidal, to a pioneering heart surgeon right through to Joan Rivers. I just love it. I've been doing my best not to hoover it up in one session, instead trying to (act like an adult and not a child in a lolly shop) and treat it more like a degustation menu.
I shall share a series of the best quotes I find.
First up Clint Eastwood. He was actually quoting Jerry Fielding (an American radio, record, film and television composer, conductor and musical director-no, neither did I), 'We've come this far, let's not ruin it by thinking'.
I think that is just gold.
Another piece of thinking of Clint's that I'm partial to, 'I remember going to a huge waterfall on a glacier in Iceland. People were there on a rock-platform overlook to see it. They had their kids. There was a place that wasn't sealed off, but it had a cable that stopped anybody from going past a certain point. I said to myself, "You know, in the States they'd have that hurricane-fenced off," because they're afraid somebody's gunna fall and some lawyer's going to appear. The mentality was like it was in America the old days:if you fall you're stupid.'
Clint made my day.