I knew I could only play Cyrano if he were Americanized. I had no intention of writing the script myself. I was afraid of it. You're playing with fire when you tamper with a classic. So I went looking for a writer. But it was such a personal idea and anyone I would give it to would make it his own. It's hard to ask Neil Simon to write your idea.

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First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me.

First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me.

A day without sunshine is like you know night.

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Tweeting is really only good for one thing - it's just good for tweeting... It is rewarding because

Tweeting is really only good for one thing - it's just good for tweeting... It is rewarding because it's just its own reward. It's sort of like heaven.

You know that look that women get when they want to have sex? Me neither.

You know that look that women get when they want to have sex? Me neither.

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