Ruth Gordon: Everyone Gets Lucky

Ruth Gordon in "Dreyfus in Rehearsal," 1974. (Martha Swope)

Interview with Ruth Gordon
Conducted by James Grissom
By Telephone

Everybody talks about luck. I talk about luck. We all need it, and we all have bits of it. The people who have more of it--the people who find more of it in corners and in people and in projects--are the ones who know how to accept it, and who feel they deserve it. Luck is a lot like love or friendship: You have to believe that you deserve it when it's offered, and you have to have the strength, the will, the kindness to return it. There are a lot of people in the world who don't think enough of themselves to be loved or helped or enlightened. Needless to say, I urge people to not be that kind of person. Open yourself up to all that you need by opening yourself up to offering it to others. The world turns and everyone gets lucky.

© 2016  James Grissom


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