"I only lasted two days [in New York]. I never went back if somebody turned me down, and everyone turned me down! I thought it was very embarrassing, humiliating. I said to this one woman—I said to a couple of people: ‘you’ll be sorry.’"
— Barbra Streisand
"You have to surrender [yourself] to the fact that, yes, you are one of too many, in a highly competitive field, where it is difficult to stand out…for now. Over time, through your work, you will demonstrate who you are and what you bring to the field. Just stay with it, and keep working."
— Lisa Kudrow
"It doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself."
— Lucille Ball
"The role played by firearms in homicide is fundamental and, while the specific relationship between firearm availability and homicide is complex, it is clear that a vicious circle connects firearm availability and higher homicide levels."
— 2011 UN Study of Global Homicide