quotes challenge #2

"As you get older, and you see friends age and family members die, and then the question of, 'Gee, if we try this improvisation on stage tonight, is there a chance that it might suck?' becomes a lot less important."

Okay, as I reported last time, I found this quote in an article recently, but I apparently didn't bookmark it, or save the URL, or manage to remember who it was about or by, so here it is, from memory.

I do remember that the article was about a group of musicians, not young -- but that's pretty obvious from the quote itself.

I've performed on stage many times. The performances ranged from magically good to dismally bad. None, no matter how bad, came even close to being fatal.

It reminds me of this great quote from Andy Warhol, which I've written about before:

"[I]f you say that artists take 'risks' it's insulting to the men who landed on D-Day, to stuntmen, to baby-sitters, to Evel Knievel, to stepdaughters, to coal miners, and to hitch-hikers, because they're the ones who really know what 'risks' are."

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