bobbymoynihans

"I always fall in love with people that I’m acting with. I’m a sucker for that kind of thing. It really helps me to fall in love with people, both as friends and even sometimes romantically, because it’s easier for me to then have that connection on screen. Doing movies and TV shows is like summer camp: Everyone falls in love and bonds and gets really attached, and then when it’s over it’s really sad. I’m actually really, really scared for when Parks and Recreation is over because I think we’ll all be pretty devastated."

"I always fall in love with people that I’m acting with. I’m a sucker for that kind of thing. It really helps me to fall in love with people, both as friends and even sometimes romantically, because it’s easier for me to then have that connection on screen. Doing movies and TV shows is like summer camp: Everyone falls in love and bonds and gets really attached, and then when it’s over it’s really sad. I’m actually really, really scared for when Parks and Recreation is over because I think we’ll all be pretty devastated."

moriarty

My Dad had a talk with me about how our family is tight on money these days. He told me about a Latin saying used by the Roman Empire, “Memento Mori”, which translates to “remember that you’ll die”. Although it may sound slightly morbid, it has good meaning. It’s used to represent how we should detach ourselves from vanities and worldly items, or in the Roman’s case - to be humble, cause you may fall tomorrow. Be humble and grateful for the essentials of life, cause when you die what good is that “stuff”.

monpetitfox
One thing you notice very early on is that conversation is how we become human. The word “infant” literally means “without the possibility of phatic expression.” We begin our lives by being spoken to and then slowly by responding. It’s what makes us come together as a kindred species. Without this dialogue, without this possibility of exchange, part of our humanity — that which makes us truly human — is lost. So for me conversation is a way of going back to that initial moment. Conversation is a giving and a taking, back and forth.

Paul Holdengräber, The New York Public Library’s interviewer extraordinaire, on the secrets of great conversation.

Couple with this timeless 1866 guide to the art of conversation

(via monpetitfox)