"I’m learning to be more careful with my words. Words that seem meaningless at the time can end up having a lot of power. Seeds that you didn’t even intend to plant can fall off you and start growing in people."
Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Paul Newman and Katharine Ross on the set of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969.
Mi hermana es la mina mas insoportable y mandona del mundo, y siempre está hablando de que respetemos el orden de la casa, y de hacer cosas para el resto y por la casa, y bla bla. Pero con la gente que no es su familia (más que nada sus novios) se vuelve una pelotuda complaciente tipo “Ay, que queres? queres tomar la coca light que es de mi hermana? bueno, toma, dejala en la mesa para que se caliente y despues guardala toda mal cerrada. Comete todo lo que quieras, total nunca voy a preguntar si alguien necesitaba lo que agarré. Usemos muchos platos y no lavemos nada, soy la mejor anfitriona del mundo”…
Encima despues se llena la boca diciendo que con las únicas personas con quien se pelea y tiene problemas de convivencia es con nosotras. Y si, obviamente. Al resto del mundo no le podes criticar todo ni decirle qué hacer. Ya te hubieran mandado todos a la mierda. Pero como somos tu familia te tengo que seguir soportando en la misma casa.
"My mother died rather suddenly when I was eighteen. One thing that I didn’t expect was the amount of resentment I would feel. I know it’s not fair of me to put that sort of thing on other people. But when I see someone walking down the street with their mother, I feel jealous. I know their relationship is going to have its ups and downs, and it’s going to evolve, and it will have this trajectory to it that I’ll never have, and it just seems unfair. Of course I know it’s absurd to talk about fairness in the universe."
"Why is that absurd?"
"Because there’s no such thing as karma. I mean, when you’re a good person, people can sense it and they’ll reciprocate that goodness. But the universe isn’t keeping some balance by guaranteeing you a reward."
Robert Redford honors Paul Newman at the Kennedy Center, 1992 [x]
"My dad was just a working class Irish dude. He drank himself to death when I was fifteen, but he was a good dad when he was sober. I remember him taking me to a gay wedding on Christopher Street to teach me tolerance. And that was back in 1971."
"Oh, it didn’t. But when the opportunity would arise, like when it did with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and The Towering Inferno, he would rise to the challenge and say, ‘Oh shit, this is my chance, I’d better do this.’ But no, he was not consumed by it. And they were friends… Friendly rivals they were.” —Neile Adams, on the rumors of Steve McQueen and Paul Newman’s rivalry consuming McQueen