If I want something I will definitely achieve it, no matter what I have to sacrifice…the more complex the situation, the more threatening my rivals, the more I spread my wings in defiance of everything.
There are two categories of performers in my sport: first, those who view competitions as tortures and second, those who see competitions as great celebrations. I am in the middle of those two.
In Shakespeare’s time it was said, “What must be cannot be avoided”. That is how it is when I lift. To successfully lift the weight cannot be avoided. I experienced the tortures and the celebration. But I lift as well as I lift because it cannot be avoided.
Vasily Alexeyev (Olympic Gold Medalist, USSR, Superheavyweight Division 1972 and 1976, holder of 80 World Records)
"I do think it’s good when people never really know what your next move is going to be, whether you’re nice or not. I think it’s important for an actor to keep that thing. If you appear too much as yourself, if you talk too much about who you are, then people don’t care. They know you."
So apparently this is called a “mandarin collar…”
I want one of these.
"When actors have worked with me in movies and they say, “The director wants me to do it this way, but I know it’s wrong. I can’t do it, do you agree with me?” I tell them that they’re right and they say, “Well what do I tell him?” I say, “Tell him you won’t do it.” “But he’ll fire me.” “Fine, let him fire you.” “That’s easy for you to say.” But I say, “No, don’t do bad work. Don’t do bad work. Better to be fired than to do bad work.” And I believe that. I still believe that."
ART: Skittles by Josh Kline
Josh Kline presents Skittles, an industrial refrigerator containing smoothies produced by the artist using unconventional and poetic combinations of ingredients including kale chips, squid ink, sneakers, phone bills, and pepper spray.
Each smoothie stands as a portrait of a different contemporary lifestyle. When grouped together, they evoke a landscape of aspiration, taste, and – at times – deprivation in a metropolis like New York City.