Susan Fales-Hill

One Flight Up



"If you want the girl next door, go next door." Joan Crawford

"Mistakes are the price of an interesting life." Sophia Loren

"If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I will tell you. I came to live out loud." Emile Zola

"There is nothing more dangerous than a humiliated man." Nelson Mandela

"The bee in her hive is admirable. Outside of it, she’s nothing but a fly." Voltaire

"Make your own trail." Katharine Hepburn

"Love is to feel affirmed, accepted, understood and forgiven." Arthur Caliandro

"Bitchiness is the last refuge of unintelligent women." My mother, Josephine Premice

"Because of our routines we forget that life is an ongoing adventure.” Maya Angelou

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be." William Shakespeare

"I give you … this play of old sorrow, written in tears and blood ... You will understand I mean it as a tribute to your love and tenderness, which gave me the faith in love that enabled me to face my dead at last and write this play – write it with deep pity and understanding and forgiveness for all the four haunted Tyrones." Eugene O’Neill from his dedication of Long Day’s Journey Into Night to his wife, Carlotta

"No matter how piercing and appalling his insights, the desolation creeping over his outer world, the lurid lights and shadows of his inner world the writer must live with hope, and work in faith." J.B. Priestley

"I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet’s, the writer’s duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail." William Faulkner From his Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

"No one’s going to give me wrinkles." Josephine Premice

"Things don’t just happen, things happen just." Josephine Premice

"You must look in your mirror every day and tell yourself: I am wonderful, I am beautiful." Josephine Premice

"If you had a mother who loved you, nothing and no one can ever break you." Susan Fales-Hill