Friday, March 6, 2009

Some words from Horton Foote.

Horton Foote, the great playwright and story-teller died earlier this week. I found this from his obituary in The New York Times. It's worth remembering. Especially now.

In 1986, in an interview with The New York Times Magazine, Mr. Foote expounded on the themes that run through his work, saying, “I believe very deeply in the human spirit and I have a sense of awe about it because I don’t know how people carry on.” He added: “I’ve known people that the world has thrown everything at to discourage them, to kill them, to break their spirit. And yet something about them retains a dignity. They face life and they don’t ask quarters.”

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