Friday, January 13, 2023

Quote of the Day (Larry David, on What Fame Has Done for Him)

"I get up, go to work, come home, sit in my underwear, eat a box of Mallomars, watch ‘The Untouchables,’ yell at my wife and go to bed. I’m married, so it’s really not helping me meet any new women—and that was the whole idea.”— American comedian, writer, actor, director, and television producer Larry David, when asked if fame had made him a happier man, quoted by Joshua Hammer, “The Other Costanza,” Newsweek, Jan. 12, 1998

It's good to know that David was kidding when talking to this reporter. Because otherwise, after reading the above, you wouldn’t be surprised to find out that David’s wife later divorced him—though it’s even more surprising to learn that a) it took her another nine years to do so, and b) another woman ended up marrying the real-life inspiration for George Costanza (AND Bernie Sanders double) three years ago.

(This image of the creator of Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm—and Broadway’s Fish in the Dark—was taken at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival by David Shankbone.)

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