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“What I’m trying to come up with in our songs is that sort of intangible paradox that exists in everyone all the time. The writing that I’m doing for the band functions in a marriage with the music, first and foremost, but, as words, I think I’m just trying to describe that feeling, that paradox.”
Peter Howell Recollects An Imagistic Postcard From Canada Hero Gord Downie

“The first time I got the courage to go to an event that that particular network was part of, I had two friends with me, one on either side. They were my wing-women, so to speak. We have known each other for a long time, and you know I’m a pretty robust, tall person. But imagine me shaking with fear, walking into a hotel ballroom for a professional event. Or crying in the bathroom beforehand, needing a friend to hold my hand. Those are just some of the ways in which this kind of thing stays with you, not just psychologically, but physically and professionally. “
Maureen Ryan

“It’s an unbelievable story, and I said all these guys who do sexual harassment, I mean they’re freaks. This big fat guy, what does he think? He says to a woman… ‘Listen, I’m gonna get in the shower. I want you to watch me nude.’ Now, I’m a man, if you saw me naked, you’d throw up. There is no girl on the planet that wants to see Harvey Weinstein naked and is going to get aroused.”
Howard Stern

“I hid a lot of things, just like all the women who are speaking up now. I was constantly sexually harassed but I knew to speak up in that moment, I would have never worked another day in television, I knew that. I think this is a big momentous, powerful time for women.”
Oprah

NY Times

“I was silent before I mustered up the courage to politely decline his offer. “You have no idea what you are passing up,” he said. “With all due respect, I would not be able to sleep at night if I did what you are asking, so I must pass,” I replied. His whole demeanor changed. “Then I guess we are two ships passing in the night.” I had never heard that saying before, so I remember asking him what it meant. “It means just that,” he said. “We are two ships going in two different directions.” “Yes, I guess we are.” “So we are done here,” he said. “You can leave.”
Lupita Nyong’o On Harvey Weinstein In 3,000 Words Of Horrified, Terrified Witness

NY Times

“I knew enough to do more than I did. There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things. I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him… Anything I say now will sound like a crappy excuse… As if that’s O.K. That’s the egg on my face right now.”
Tarantino: “I Knew”

NY Times

“The witches are coming, but not for your life. We’re coming for your legacy.”
Lindy West

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“Our business is complicated because intimacy is part and parcel of our profession; as actors we are paid to do very intimate things in public. That’s why someone can have the audacity to invite you to their home or hotel and you show up. Precisely because of this we must stay vigilant and ensure that the professional intimacy is not abused. I hope we are in a pivotal moment where a sisterhood — and brotherhood of allies — is being formed in our industry. I hope we can form a community where a woman can speak up about abuse and not suffer another abuse by not being believed and instead being ridiculed. That’s why we don’t speak up — for fear of suffering twice, and for fear of being labeled and characterized by our moment of powerlessness. Though we may have endured powerlessness at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, by speaking up, speaking out and speaking together, we regain that power. And we hopefully ensure that this kind of rampant predatory behavior as an accepted feature of our industry dies here and now. Now that we are speaking, let us never shut up about this kind of thing. I speak up to make certain that this is not the kind of misconduct that deserves a second chance. I speak up to contribute to the end of the conspiracy of silence.”
Lupita Nyong’o

“We all knew that we were working for a man with an infamous temper. We did not know we were working for a serial sexual predator. We knew that our boss could be manipulative. We did not know that he used his power to systematically assault and silence women. We had an idea that he was a womanizer who had extra-marital affairs. We did not know he was a violent aggressor and alleged rapist. But to say that we are shocked and surprised only makes us part of the problem. Our company was built on Harvey’s unbridled ambition – his aggressive deal making, his insatiable desire to win and get what he wanted, his unabashed love for celebrity – these traits were legendary, and the art they produced made an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. But we now know that behind closed doors, these were the same traits that made him a monster… We know that in writing this we are in open breach of the non-disclosure agreements in our contracts… We ask that the company let us out of our NDAs immediately – and do the same for all former Weinstein Company employees – so we may speak openly.”