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A rich poet from Harvard has no sense in his mind, except the aesthetic.
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And far better to be seduced by a man of his stature and charm than by some jerk whom I might have met.
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And from the time I'd been fourteen I remember saving my allowance in boarding school and saving half of it to buy art books and books of poetry.
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And gradually became more and more interested in pottery. In '54, incidentally, I had an exhibition at the de Young.
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And I can talk on any subject now, from birth control to Mars, anything you wish.
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And I have exposed myself to art so that my work has something beyond just the usual potter.
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And I think maybe all women, if they just had a chance, would be romantic and believe in love and not sex. And men believe in sex and not love.
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And I thought overnight I - over the weekend - I could make a luster teapot.
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And I was a very proper, shy little girl and enchanted because one of the girls climbed out the window to meet a young boy.
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And I was very unhappy in my family.
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And it's the same with pottery. You see, I'm not a chemist. And I do the whole thing by hunches.
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And my first museum show was at Santa Barbara, then the de Young. And, I think it was after the de Young, I had a show at the Los Angeles Museum.
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And several galleries - two had asked me and I said no, because I didn't want to leave things on consignment.
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And then a great thing in my life was going to India.
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And then I was three years at Shipley's and in between, summers, we always went to Europe.
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And then, of course, most potters, they go in for earth tones and subdued things, and I like color.
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Because, whatever faults I have, I am more truthful than the average person, and certainly very concerned with truth.
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But I do what is the forbidden thing for a real good ceramist. I cook.
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But I was very, very unhappy because my mother was very charming and generous, but to me, very dominating.
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But you can't realize, you can't know what another person goes through.
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But, you see, the theatre is not always art in America.
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Certainly I was relatively a refined person. No way a tramp.
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First of all, I'd like to say here the fact that I'm not naturally a craftsman has made me work very hard.
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Five hundred girls in the convent, I remember, and I liked it because they give you these beautiful watered ribbons every week for good conduct, with medals.
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Here in America we're doing the most wonderful crafts.
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I don't like to sell my finest pieces.
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I got much closer to Marcel after I broke with Roche.
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I happen to believe that there is an afterlife.
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I have no sense of price at all.
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I made up my mind I was just going to be myself. And I met them that way and I had a tremendous success with the Indian people.
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I never meant to become a potter.
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I was engaged to be married. And the young man pressured me into becoming engaged. I wasn't really in love with him.
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I was in a convent for a year.
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I was interested in the theatre as an art and, after a few years in it, gave it up.
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I'm not too interested in books about India.
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I've a record of every single pot.
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My life is full of mistakes. They're like pebbles that make a good road.
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Over and over I'm on the point of giving it up.
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Roche was a very interesting man, but I have had the unfortunate experience of feeling that all men are bastards.
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Sex is energy.
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That ever since I've been a child I've been interested in art and been dragged through all the museums of Europe and had the sense to buy art books.
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The second time I was there I met Marcel Duchamp, and we immediately fell for each other. Which doesn't mean a thing because I think anybody who met Marcel fell for him.
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Then they brought me back and put me in a private school. I went to Miss Ely's, which was the fashionable finishing school in those years.
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There's so much more to life than that, though I think that acting is fascinating because you can forget your own sorrow as you act and become somebody else.
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They weren't millionaires, but they were very comfortably off, so that we had a Cadillac in those days and we took trips to Europe.
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We moved immediately to New York and then I was taken over to Paris and I learned to read French before I learned to read English.
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Well, I don't go out much socially. I don't enjoy going out.
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When I was in Rome a masseuse said that the happiest marriages she knew, the only happy ones, were with older women and younger men.
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Yes, because when you're in love, you are shy.
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You know, acting is very fascinating. But being an actress is not, because you become so concentrated on yourself.
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You know, God, the power that makes life, whatever it is, had just to make two things, masculine and feminine, for all this mischief. And made them so there is this entirely different point of view about love and sex.
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You see, I was never stage-struck the way most girls were.
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You see, the First World War had a very shocking... it shocked all that generation of young people, including the artists.
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