[You said in a recent interview that you’re drawn to things that illustrate the sadness of life. Why is that?]
M: I don’t know why. Because life is sad. And that’s why I try to be happy, because life is so sad. And because sadness is a teacher, and happiness is really a gift.
Interview Magazine, May 1989
Take It Back [S10E13]
“Cancer is a biological bully, always picking a fight, and it will sneak up on you. It’ll wait until the body feels safe, until it feels healthy and strong… That’s when cancer will move on in and get bigger and bigger. The body never even sees it coming… Because cancer is the master of surprises”.
“You can try to hide from a bully. But hiding won’t work for long. There’s really only one way to win. You have to fight back. And if you’re lucky enough to get out alive, take just a moment to celebrate… Before you put your guard back up, ready to fight the next one”.