Eva Le Gallienne: Not Enough To Love

Interview with Eva Le Gallienne
Conducted by James Grissom

It's not enough to Iove something--or someone. Of course you love a person or art or music or the theatre. But you have to imagine that this person or this thing is trapped in a house afire, and the fire is apathy, and the fire is ignorance, and you have to go into the house all the time, day after day, year after year, and put out the flames and save the thing you love and rebuild the house in which it lives, and show it to others who will come to the rescue when you no longer can. Love is cheap and silly--a moron can love ice cream--but devotion is something worth talking about.

© 2014  James Grissom


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