“Deep down, we still cling to the notion that what an artist makes with her hands reflects what transpires in her soul.”
“Hitler was distinctive looking. The little mustache he had made him a very recognizable person, but not in a good way,” Feuchtwanger recalled.
“I dislike American bar mitzvah ceremonies. A bar mitzvah in America is like a wedding combined with a staged theatrical production.”
“There is, oddly enough, a strong undercurrent of Jewiness to many — though certainly not all — classics of gay theater.”
For Milne himself, a serious novelist, playwright and poet, Pooh became a Golem-like monster that would come back to haunt him,
“It was a dream come true. It made me feel like I was meant to have this experience. It’s called a second bar mitzvah, but for me it was the first.”
“Years before I could legally drive or vote, I completed a psychological gauntlet. It was my introduction to the stresses of adult life.
“Everything memorable — the invitations I wrote by hand; the bright-pink dress that my mother sewed for me; the food — was homemade.”3
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