Saturday, July 9, 2016

Quote of the Day (Film’s Charlie Kaufman, on Seeing Each Other ‘As Human Beings’)

“I think so much of what is wrong right now in the world is that people don’t see each other. We literally do not see each other as human beings — as people with fear and desires and longings. And therefore, you’re able to treat other people as objects that you can use to get what you want. It’s a hard thing to do, to see people on a personal scale. It’s a very hard thing. I think if we could do that, we’d make better decisions as societies and individuals, be better and kinder, and just by that alone, the world would be a better place.”— Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter-director (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), quoted in Adam Sternbergh, “In Conversation: Charlie Kaufman,” New York, Dec. 28, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016

Something to think about, as we ponder, with a heavy heart, the violence of the last week here in the United States...

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