I remember the first time I saw #LaurenBacall. I was eight and I just had recently become interested in Humphrey Bogart by seeing films like The Maltese Falcon (1941), Casablanca (1942) and Ernest Hemingway’s To Have and Have Not (1944). Their first film together. In it, Bacall turns to Bogart with her alluring, fascinating charm and says with her smoky voice her most famous line:

You know you don’t have to act with me, Steve. You don’t have to say anything and you don’t have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.

God. Damn.

She starred in so many classic films delivering classic lines in a time where Hollywood celebrities were not just movie stars but talented actors. And man, was she talented. Like Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, she will remain one of Hollywood’s greatest icons and forever influence actresses today. #RIP

Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did. —Robin Williams, Jack (1996)

We don’t always give credit or recognize what shapes us. I know for myself that I didn’t appreciate the weight of his presence in my childhood until now.

#RobinWilliams fundamentally influenced my life. He was a man who taught me to love life and help other people enjoy their lives ten times more through laughter.

There is a piece of me missing now.

He chose not to live in this world anymore, and because of that, some part of humanity left with him.

I just know that I owe my gratitude to the man who gave the world so much happiness, but lost his own.

When Williams played Peter Banning in Hook he said: “To die would be a grand adventure indeed but to live would be an awfully big adventure.” So be kind to yourself, allow yourself joy, and focus on the hope that is on the way. Know that people, even strangers, care and there will be relief. #RIP

"All my life I’ve been searching, wondering, talking without meaning or context. It has been nothing. Yes, I say this without bitterness or self-reproach, as I know that almost all of people’s lives are made this way. My heart is empty. And emptiness is a mirror turned to my own face. I see myself and am seized with disgust and fear. Through my indifference for people, I’ve been placed outside of their society. Now I live in a ghost world, enclosed in my dreams and imaginings."

The Seventh Seal, dir. by Ingmar Bergman, 1957.
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Faces (dir. John Cassavetes — 1968)

The good Dale is in the lodge and he can’t leave.

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Elizabeth Taylor in BUtterfield 8 (1960)

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