“You learn from hard experience. But that’s what life is all about. Puts lines in your face. Gives you headaches. Makes you nervous. But just look at anyone you know who hasn’t gotten hurt. There’s a big void there." 

Lauren Bacall’s mixture of humanity and grit, and her determination to excel, seem so overwhelming that it is difficult to imagine it coming to an end. ”My idea is that I’m going to hang around forever,“ she says, ”and just drive everyone bananas.“