So I did this pair of quotes as practice sheets a month or so back, and it remains the most popular thing I’ve penned by a country mile. While I’m glad people enjoyed it, a couple comments I saw people make galvanized me to doing a “proper” set of them.
Namely, there were a couple comments about the quotes being opposites. Emphatically, NO. I love these quotes so much because they’re sides of the same coin - much in the same way Amanda and Neil are. Then, I realized I had my presentation wrong on these. I’d dropped in Neil’s quote first, then Amanda’s.
No, stop pretending art is hard first. Dive in. Create. Do. Then,worry about if its good or not. And, really, “good” to me means having thrown your all into it.
Okay, enough rambling. Share and Enjoy, your friends at the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.
A few things from Margaret Hamilton’s Wikipedia article:
She suffered a second-degree burn on her face and a third-degree burn on her hand during a second take of her fiery exit from Munchkinland, in which the trap door’s drop was delayed to eliminate the brief glimpse of it seen in the final edit. Hamilton had to recuperate in a hospital and at home for six weeks after the accident before returning to the set to complete her work on the now-classic film, and she refused to have anything to do with fire for the rest of the filming. After she recuperated, she said, “I won’t sue, because I know how this business works, and I would never work again. I will return to work on one condition — no more fireworks!”
Hamilton, often asked about her experiences on the set of The Wizard of Oz, said she sometimes worried about the effect that her monstrous film role had on children. In real life, Hamilton deeply loved children and gave to charitable organizations. She often remarked about children coming up to her and asking her why she had been so mean to poor Dorothy. She appeared on an episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, where she explained to children that she was only playing a role and showed how make-up transformed her into the witch. She also made personal appearances, and Hamilton described the children’s usual reaction to her portrayal of the Witch:
“Almost always they want me to laugh like the Witch. And sometimes when I go to schools, if we’re in an auditorium, I’ll do it. And there’s always a funny reaction, like Ye gods, they wish they hadn’t asked. They’re scared. They’re really scared for a second. Even adolescents. I guess for a minute they get the feeling they got when they watched the picture. They like to hear it but they don’t like to hear it. And then they go, ‘Ohhhhhhhhhh!…’ The picture made a terrible impression of some kind on them, sometimes a ghastly impression, but most of them got over it, I guess… Because when I talk like the Witch and when I laugh, there is a hesitation, and then they clap. They’re clapping at hearing the sound again.”