Happy Birthday Jessica Phyllis Lange [April 20, 1949]
“Be present and open to the moment that is unfolding before you. Because, ultimately, your life is made up of moments. So don’t miss them by being lost in the past or anticipating the future. Don’t be absent from your own life.”
‘He’s a great man, a natural man, which is rare. I’ve been with a lot of men and I’ve known a lot of men. And you know I’ve had romances with what you’d call famous man, and none compares to Sam in terms of maleness’ - Jessica Lange
'The one that struck me most acutely when I first met her, was her modesty. I’d never met anybody like her. She was astounding. One of the great things about her, aside from her natural beauty, witch was remarkable, was her humbleness.’ - Sam Shepard
“At 22, I used to go out all night, dance like crazy, do drugs, drink, have a great time, sleep for an hour and wake up, and you could still look gorgeous, with your skin glowing. If I did that now, you’d have to pull me out of bed by my feet.” - Jessica Lange.
‘This woman is much more vulnerable and I think in some way tragic. She’s destroyed her life. She’s an addict. She’s an alcoholic. She’s had bad luck with men, a lot of bad men in her life. And she’s come to the end of the road with the hopes that this church, that this man, the Monsignor, is going to save her, that she’ll become something else, that she’ll make her life worth living. And of course that all comes down, crashing, and she’s left absolutely alone, completely and totally alone, and those are two things I love playing because you also find them in Williams’ characters, the thing of aloneness, the idea of being completely alone in the world and couple that with madness, and it’s a really potent combination to play’ - Jessica Lange