Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Princely Anxiety

"In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people's home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous., then you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!" --Woody Allen


Conrad DiDiodato said...

And this wisdom from a man who celebrated the beginning of old age by marrying his step-daughter...:))

Curtis Faville said...


I don't think anyone would make any claims for Allen's wisdom.

His anxieties cohere into a cracked world-view, but there are no escape hatches.

He's just like you and me, but with more risibility.

Conrad DiDiodato said...

Agreed on all points.

I am (always have been)a greater admirer of this great artist.