No one is loved like musicians. You know, no arts…Musicians are loved by people. You know, really loved, because they give them the ability to express their emotions and their memories. There’s no other form that does that.. I mean, I really think musicians, probably musicians and cooks, are responsible for the most pleasure in human life. I mean, music makes people happier, um, and it doesn’t harm them. Most things that make you feel better are harmful. You know, so it’s very unusual. It’s like a drug that doesn’t kill you.
*Fran Lebowitz to Martin Scorcese/Photo: Island Music Agency