In terms of what has happened in my life, I don’t quite understand it.
I don’t know why some people are picked on and some people aren’t.
But you just can’t be a sissy. You can’t give up.
There were times when I was so indignant, so furious about all
this. Somehow, I don’t know when it happened, I came to believe
that we do live in a fabulous world. Sometimes, when I think about
all the amazing countries and the oceans we have on Earth, I become
so happy to know that I’m here.
I really adore life now. I even adore the fact that you never know
what’s going to happen in life from one minute to the next. Now, I’m
just going to continue to do the best in this life. I don’t conk easy.
—Patricia Neal, in Mary Alice Williams, Quiet Triumphs, 1999