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    Some pray to marry the man they love,
    My prayer will somewhat vary;
    I humbly pray to Heaven above
    That I love the man I marry.
    —Rose Pastor Stokes (1879–1933)

    When you realize how hard it is to know the truth about yourself, you understand that even the most exhaustive and well-meaning autobiography, determined to tell the truth, represents, at best, a guess. There have been times in my life when I felt incredibly happy. Life was full. I seemed productive. Then I thought,”Am I really happy or am I merely masking a deep depression with frantic activity?” If I don’t know such basic things about myself, who does?
    —Phyllis Rose (b. 1942)

    My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.
    —Cole Porter (1893–1964)