Quote by Robert De Niro
The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you.
This quote touches on the challenges of being a celebrity or well-known individual. It suggests that being constantly surrounded by people who are nice to you can pose difficulties. On the surface, it may seem pleasant to receive kindness and adoration, but the quote implies that this constant praise can be overwhelming or even disingenuous. It highlights the importance of genuine connections and sincerity in relationships, as incessant niceness might create barriers and prevent the true understanding and support one may need.
Midland City had a goddess of discord all its own. This was a goddess who could not dance, would not dance, and hated everybody at the high school. She would like to claw away her face, she told us, so that people would stop seeing things in it that had nothing to do with what she was like inside. She was ready to die at any time, she said, because what men and boys thought about her and tried to do to her made her so ashamed. One of the first things she was going to do when she got to heaven, she said, was to ask somebody what was written on her face and why had it been put there.
Not to find one's way in a city may well be uninteresting and banal. It requires ignorance -- nothing more. But to lose oneself in a city -- as one loses oneself in a forest -- that calls for a quite different schooling. Then, signboard and street names, passers-by, roofs, kiosks, or bars must speak to the wanderer like a cracking twig under his feet in the forest.