Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Today's Potluck Quote of the Day (8 of 10): Bette Davis

Today, we will quote the late, great actress Bette Davis, who was recently a TCM Star of the Day.

Before we quip her, we want to thank WTJU, the UVA college radio station in Charlottesville, Va., for running two nifty PSAs on getting children flu vaccines and reminding folks that they should get a public library card.

We would also like to borrow a line from Sunday's "Reply All" comic strip by Donna Lewis, which illustrates the invisible gender wall that all couples, young and old, seem to get caught up in: "For the gender with all the freedom, I feel pretty much trapped right now."

Finally, we would also like to salute Dutch women's gymnast Sanne Wevers for her stunning gold medal performance on the balance beam at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Here is our quote from Davis, which the great "Village Voice" film critic J. Hoberman might take exception to: "I don't take the movies that seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache."





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