Friday, January 25, 2008

As good as it's going to get for him

"I always see the death's head lurking. I could be sitting at Madison Square Garden at the most exciting basketball game, and they're cheering and everything is thrilling, and one of the players is doing something very beautiful -- and my thought will be: 'He's only twenty-eight years old and I only wish he could savor this moment in some way, because, you know, this is as good as it's going to get for him.'"

Woody Allen, quoted in Frank Rich, "Woody Allen Wipes the Smile off his Face," Esquire, May 1977, page 75.