"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"I decided that the puppet of myself would become a real woman...it would have been too uncomfortable to think about Meryl Streep portraying me in the movie. So once she claimed the part, I stopped thinking about the part as representing me or my life...Once I got over that, she became the character, it wasn’t about me anymore."
- Laurie Simmons