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Atheist Quote O’The Day 022809

Posted by Anntichrist S Coulter on February 28, 2009 – 6:17 am

The inimitable Katharine Hepburn: “I’m an atheist, and that’s it. I believe there’s nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for each other.”

Not much to add to that, is there. *sigh* I miss her.

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  1. 1. RenB Said:

    I knew a projectionist in the cinema who caddied for her in the 1920’s. It was a hot summer day, and he loved to tell this story.

    She reached under her dress, threw her underwear in his face, and said in her unique voice, ‘It’s too damned HOT.’ He never got over it.

  2. 2. Anntichrist S. Coulter Said:

    That was one damned lucky man.

    She really was such a pistol, she was a suffragette and an activist in the truest sense of the words.

    She showed that, while some might be more privileged, that they could and should use those advantages to help others; she didn't go to "charity balls" to be "seen: by society, she DID THE WORK of helping those charities. And it wasn't DESPITE receiving better educations & being born to money, but because she USED those advantages to HELP OTHERS, especially those who were never so fortunate, which made her so damned special.

    They just don't make many women like her anymore. Rosie O'Donnell has an incredible drive to help other people, to keep charities functioning, to raise awareness of EVERYTHING that the republicunts want to bury, and to make a big difference in the world, not to keep her name in the press, but because it's the right fucking thing to do. Rosie wasn't raised the way that Kate was, but she appreciates the hell out of all that she's busted her ass to earn, and she will never stop using that "cachet" to help people, especially children who never got a fair shot at life. While I may not respect her worship of Scientology Boy, for many, many reasons, I have to admire the giant, titanium ovaries on Rosie.

    But Kate, she was a true classic, as well as a class act. Many have aspired to her gifts, to her hard-earned skill, her image, her grace and ability to deal with ANYTHING that life threw at her; many may think that they can ascend to her throne, but I've yet to see ANYBODY who could even remotely approximate a woman as hard-core as Kate. And yet, so smoooooth about it, she could carve out your liver with her fingernails and have you THANKING HER for the experience. I wonder if she had any Irish in her… heh.

    And I love that anecdote, Rene', 'cause it shows her truly no-nonsense, no-bullshit way of viewing the world and upsetting its conform-or-die fixations. Fuck, if it's hot, SHUCK SOMETHIN'! That woman didn't just have a wicked wit, she was smart enough to use the (now-fleeting) "yankee sensibilities" of pragmatism, realism, and generosity hand-in-hand with frugality & practicality. I'd have given anything to have met her, to have worked with her, to just sit around and shoot the shit with such a nimble mind. Hell, I'd have caddied for her, too!

  3. 3. RenB Said:

    Yes, to everything above, Annti.

    Some people are just born to be Goddesses.

    And for me she was the classiest lady ever to reign on the screen in the last century.

    She had style, she had class, but she was a rebel as well…

    I didn’t want to let that pass by without imparting it to someone else…

    There are some people who so affect us, we carry them in what is left of our hearts.

    I so wish you could have heard that man tell that story.

    It was fucking brilliant, and I always fell apart laughing.

    I think his name was Tony, he was sixty, and it was in the Sixties….

    Yes, Tony Barton, may he rest in peace wherever he may be.

    His other really BIG show was lighting Lily Tomlin when she did a one woman show at our high school.

    I was there that night, and it was riotous. He later told me he had a script about what to do, but she was so energized…. He threw the script away.

    I was there that night.

    And lauged tears. And yes, she was another sort of artist.

    Tony did a terriffic professional job.

    So that was zooming forward fifty years or so.

    Life wasn’t kind to him. But my gawwd, he loved his lfe.

  4. 4. Anntichrist S. Coulter Said:

    It’s that rebellion, that refusal to bow to conformity, and pulling it off with such panache — that’s what I’ve always loved about her.

    I don’t give two fairy farts about marriage, either, but I do still wonder how she lived with Spencer’s refusal to divorce his first wife. Not that Katharine gave a fuck about the white-dress fetish, obviously, but that HAD to get in the way sometimes, even in a legendary relationship like theirs.

    And even if Tony’s life didn’t turn out like he’d have wanted, it sounds like he still managed to enjoy the ride, so there’s that, if that’s worth anything. And hell yeah, I’d have loved to have heard him tell his stories, too. I bet that she said a helluva lot more that day, and that they both had a blast.

  5. 5. Terrible Said:

    Damn you both! Now I’m missing her badly too!

  6. 6. RenB Said:

    Terrible, don’t get yer dander up. She is one of the legends and I had a tiny thing to share.

    She will always be with us as long as they show her work.

    Annti, she did write an autobiography titled ‘Me’. It is well worth reading, just for her amazing life. And in the last part, I believe it was the first time she ever openly spoke about her relationship with Spencer Tracy.

    Believe I read it over ten years ago, but it was very moving, and reccommendable. An amazing lady with a hell of a lot of courage…

    And now will shut up.

  7. 7. Anntichrist S. Coulter Said:

    Terrible’s “dander” isn’t “up,” he just didn’t want to remember how much he misses Kate, too. Jeez. You’ve been away too long, m’love, when I gotta interpret English for ya…


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