For me, the card catalog has been a companion all my working life. To leave it is like leaving the house one was brought up in.
I was always brought up to have a cup of tea at halfway up a rock face.
God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness, and out of that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything.
I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider - very left-wing Democrats living in a heterogeneous working-class neighborhood. I picked up a lot of those values there, and I brought them with me when I showed up in Hollywood.
The German mass murder of the Jews... brought my Jewishness to the surface.