"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"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