I repeat this a lot, but this is one of my favorite quotes, and it comes from Klaus Kinski’s autobiography, Kinksi Uncut:
“I once asked a Gypsy girlfriend whether she ever went to the theater or the movies, and she replied: ‘When I was fourteen, two men fought with knives over me. One stabbed the other to death. I touched the dead man; he was really dead. The other was really alive.’
Thats the difference between make-believe life and real life. Mine is real.”
Kinski was very intense, but silly. But ever since I read his book in my early teens that quote has stuck with me.
File this one under: Supplemental, and Ancient Hollywood Weirdness.