"Take French lessons, go swimming a lot, buy Langston Hughes books, get high, hire a girl once a week to take care of your clothes (sew, clean, organize closets), find a psychiatrist, a Spanish babysitter, take dancing, find shoemaker, write Hazel Scott, find yellow pills, buy books a friend told me about, stop abusing Andrew." -Nina Simone
On the subject of Nina Simone, I always loved this little scene (it starts at 1:10) from Before Sunset in Julie Delpy's pokey Parisian flat. That look on Ethan Hawke's face as he is checking for approval after putting on a Nina Simone CD is such a classic situation! And Julie Delpy's impressions of Nina's audience participation always make me smile.