Shirley Knight: Daring and Bold

Shirley Knight captured by Jerry Schatzberg/1964

Interview with Tennessee Williams
Conducted by James Grissom
New Orleans

People talk about talent, but everybody has some talent. Everybody also has a heart. But talent, like one's heart, is almost always badly or rarely used. You don't take a talent or a heart out for a walk or an adventure without a great deal of courage, and I look for courage. There are talented people--brilliant people--who have courage, and those you want to keep around you....Shirley Knight has incredible courage: She'll take her talent wherever it needs to go to get the job done well, and she has no fear about sharing it with anyone ready for it. I like daring people, bold people. Shirley is daring and bold.

©  2014  James Grissom


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