Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Quotation of the Week: Elizabeth Hardwick

Since I often sense that I'm plot-challenged (and I was a fan of certain nighttime "soaps" back in the day), I loved this quotation, which I found via Twitter last week.
"If I want a plot I'll watch 'Dallas.'"

- Elizabeth Hardwick (interviewed in 1985)
Source: The Paris Review


Anonymous said...

Quotes and real life are often at odds. I lived in the same building in Manhattan as Elizabeth Hardwick from 1978 to 1987. She had a tempestuous marriage from 1949 to 1972 with the poet Robert Lowell. Sometime during the years I was living in that West 67th Street co-op apartment building, she tried to kill herself by setting the apartment on fire. Fortunately, the walls and floors were concrete.

Erika D. said...

That is quite a comment! Thanks for sharing. Fortunately, the walls and floors were concrete, indeed.