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Bill Murray on potential

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Charlie Rose, 2014.

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December 23, 2015 at 5:07 PM

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Gloria Steinem

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“Men fear ridicule the way women fear violence.”

—Gloria Steinem, feminist and activist

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December 23, 2015 at 5:05 PM

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the essence of Harold

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Harold Ramis

Patton Oswalt: We lost Harold Ramis this year. He’s gone.

Judd Apatow: He made the majority of the movies that made me want to be in comedy. When I was a kid, Ghostbusters was like Gone With the Wind. The night it opened, I went to see it at the UA Plainview on Long Island, and it was like going to see the Who. The place went crazy from the minute it started.

PO: Yeah, that was Star Wars for comedians. It was big and crazy and still funny and intimate and human.

JA: And then he pulled off one of the great comedies of all time, Groundhog Day.

PO: No, I’m sorry, that’s not one of the great comedies of all time, that’s just one of the great films. That’s a great movie that happens to be a comedy.

JA: It was the essence of Harold and what he believed. That affected me in a big way, because I had never thought about any of those ideas when Groundhog Day came out. My parents weren’t religious; they didn’t even talk about religion to say they weren’t into religion. When I said I wanted to be bar-mitzvahed, they said, “You just want the money.” They didn’t let me do it. I mean, their only religion was “No one said life was fair.” So I got zero religion. And in that movie, you got what Harold believed in. And what Harold believed in was very simple—that this is probably it, so why not be a great guy?

PO: You see it in his films. His films make you feel better about the world when you’re done.

JA: Also, he boiled it down to something so simple, and it is my life philosophy—don’t be a dick.

“The Lives They Lived.” The New York Times. 23 Dec. 2014.

(Photo: Chris Walker/The Chicago Tribune)

 

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December 3, 2015 at 9:15 PM

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Woody Allen

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“Change is almost always negative. Things degenerate.”

—Woody Allen, director

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December 3, 2015 at 8:49 PM

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“Rainy Night in Georgia”

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“Rainy Night in Georgia.” Written by Tony Joe White.

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November 13, 2015 at 1:36 AM

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Dan Inosanto

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We are all climbing different paths through the mountain of life / And we have all experienced much hardship and strife.

There are many paths though the mountain of life / And some climbs can be felt like the point of a knife.

Some paths are short and others are long / Who can say which path is right or wrong?

The beauty of truth is that each path has its own song / And if you listen closely you will find where you belong.

So climb your own path true and strong / But respect all other truths for your way for them could be wrong.

—Dan Inosanto, martial arts instructor

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November 13, 2015 at 1:32 AM

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Meryl Meisler

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Bushwick, Brooklyn, 1984. (Meryl Meisler)

Bushwick, Brooklyn, 1984.

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November 6, 2015 at 2:35 AM

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