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5m 25s

Marlene Dietrich on Sex Symbols

"I have never used my body. I have played roles where the legs were used and the body was used but in life, I have never done that." - Marlene Dietrich in 1969

5m 34s

Leonard Cohen on Moonlight

“I don’t feel any compulsion just to stand under the spotlight night after night unless I have something to say“ - Leonard Cohen

5m 34s

Nora Ephron on Crazy Salad

"It’s okay being a woman now. I like it. Try it some time.” - Nora Ephron, in a 1975 interview with Studs Terkel

5m 0s

Frank Zappa on Fads

"I don‘t think that there‘s a girl around that would fit in with what we do" - Frank Zappa on June 6, 1971, as told to Howard Smith.

5m 14s

Rod Serling on Kamikazes

”The most unfettered imagination belongs to young people, and they don’t walk through life; they fly.” - Rod Serling in 1963.

6m 5s

Aldous Huxley on Technodictators

"If you want to preserve your power indefinitely, you have to get the consent of the ruled" - Aldous Huxley

Interview by Mike Wallace on May 18, 1958, from the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin

5m 39s

Cher on Kitsch

“I’m a cookie-decorating mom. I don’t bake them. I decorate them.“ - Cher in 1999, as told to Benjamin Svetkey.

5m 20s

Martin Scorsese on Framing

"Sometimes when it all comes together ... you become the film you’re making." - Martin Scorsese in 1990, as told to T.J. English

4m 50s

Carl Sagan on Extraterrestrials

"A literal reading of the Bible simply is a mistake; I mean it’s just wrong" - Carl Sagan on October 4, 1985, as told to Studs Terkel.

5m 31s

Richard Feynman on What It Means

"The key was somehow to know what was important and what was not important, what was exciting, because I can’t learn everything." - Richard Feynman in 1966

4m 43s

Dame Stephanie Shirley on Survival Code

"I have to make my life worth saving, and each day you spend as if it would be your last" - Dame Stephanie Shirley in 2010 from an oral history at the British Library.

5m 42s

Jane Goodall on Instinct

"Animals were my passion from even before I could speak apparently. When I was about 10, 11 I fell in love with Tarzan" - Jane Goodall, as told to Ira Flatow in 2002

4m 31s

Temple Grandin On Her Search Engine

"Everything in my mind works like a search engine set for the image function." - Temple Grandin in 2008, from an oral history at Colorado State University

5m 22s

Frank Lloyd Wright on Arrogance

“Any man who really has faith in himself will be dubbed arrogant by his fellows” - Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957, as told to Mike Wallace

6m 9s

Sally Ride on Dumb Questions

“I wish that there had been another woman on my flight. I think it would have been a lot easier.” - Sally Ride in 1983. Interviewed by Gloria Steinem.

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