By Jon Winokur
A compilation of grouchy and hilarious quips and quotations that can make an attractive bedside better half for an individual who has suffered the discomfiture of being in or out of affection. Such outspoken iconoclasts as Sigmund Freud and Woody Allen are quoted on subject matters reminiscent of courting and marriage.
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He said that as he relived his birth, he remembered something about his own pain being born. He felt it had been a difficult passage, that he'd been hurt somehow. The result, Bill believed, was an imbalance. "He started to think of everything in those terms," Dwight said. "If there was some abnormality on his body it was in his left side. " If Dwight was shaken by Bill's latest incarnation, they still managed to have a pretty good month together. They came up with a new character for The Suburbs and went down to the Comedy Store every night to watch, awestruck, as Richard Pryor worked out material for his concert movie Live on Sunset Strip.
But it has no ending. I'll tell you what. I want to see another one. And after that I want to see another. " The guys were elated at first (Levine had called them screenwriters), but profound disappointment set in as they realized The Suburbs wasn't going into production any time soon. They were disabused of any notions of a direct path to success and it was the end of a dream that had been very real for both of them. "It was devastating to us. We weren't guys who were trying to get long-term screenwriting careers," Dwight said.
It wasn't just fond memories," Laurie said. "We always had this bond. I think it was a bond of relating to each other's philosophies, of being the first one. And not just first love, but where you feel like you are soul mates, where you speak to each other without pretense. " That one encounter was all it took for Bill to start thinking about moving back to Texas, and when he returned to Burbank in July he was beset by frustration. Laurie had her college life and Dwight was off to Iowa again having these great spiritual breakthroughs.