13 People Who Inspire Me

In no particular order

1) My paternal grandmother - intelligent, warm, kind-hearted, witty, educated, musically inclined, perfect hostess, elegant, charming, unconditionally loving, soft-spoken, wise, and down to earth - everything I ever wanted to be when I grew up.

Alice Guy - the mother of film.

Tori Amos - anybody who can write a line like: she's brand new now to you, wrapped in your papoose, your little Fig Newton - and not only get away with it, but actually manage to communicate something with it .... that's genius, man!

4) Allison Anders - Gas Food Lodging was the film most responsible for introducing me to both indie film, and the idea that a woman could be an auteur (ok technically auteur might be a stretch on this one since she merely adapted this screenplay from a novel, but don't be so damn technical, LOL -- she wrote everything else she ever made!)

5) Anne Sexton - my favorite poet, author of the the most beautiful lines ever written about love: To love another is something like prayer and can't be planned, you just fall into its arms because your belief undoes your disbelief.

Rebecca Miller - if I could steal anybody's career it would most likely be hers. I guess, in all honesty, it's a tad more about envy than inspiration - but it's inspiring to see it's possible :)

7) Eugene O'Neill - one of the best writers of natural sounding dialog I've ever read.

8) Tennessee Williams - amazing storyteller, 'nough said!

9) Pema Chodron - a truly wise human being.

10) Steven Spielberg - the man responsible for the movie that taught me movies didn't have to be only about filling seats and selling popcorn.

11) Anais Nin - an eternal fountain of insight and wisdom, sliced neatly for bite size consumption.

12) Dorothy Parker - the poster child for the power of sarcasm (and it's relationship to good writing).

13) Gilda Radner - the first
smart funny lady I ever saw on tv as a kid. Also, how can you not love someone responsible for the following: I'd rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're first to be rescued off sinking ships.

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Raggedy said...

Great list!
Thank you for sharing these.
My TT is up
Have a wonderful Thursday

Tug said...

NICE. I'm going to have to check out #5 after this...

Happy TT, mine's up also!

Cheryl said...

What an absolutely wonderful idea for a TT!

Brony said...

Very inspiring list.
Mine TT is up.

celluloidZEN said...

I cannot believe I am not in your top 5. :-) xoxo

amy said...

Loved you TT! They would all be honored

LuluBunny said...

Thank you to all of you - you're very very kind!! :)

And Kevin - the only reason you didn't make the top 5 on this list is because you're on a list all you're own! :D

Jenny Ryan said...

11) Anais Nin - an eternal fountain of insight and wisdom, sliced neatly for bite size consumption.


Thanks for visiting my TT, and for the quote on love. :)

Momish said...

Great list! I love your descriptions, especially Anais Nin and Gilda's.

DK said...

Amazing list! I hope you told your Grandmother she's in such stellar company! Thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy TT!

LuluBunny said...

Thanks Jenny, Momish and DK - glad you liked my list :)

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