Quote of the Week from Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch on CBS Sunday Morning, June 15, 2014:
“I don’t think anything makes me happier than singing, and I’m not a great singer,” Lynch said. “But it just fills me with such joy. It, like, massages my soul. Music transcends me.”
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Still, her dream of making people laugh was so clear, that she pushed herself to try out for a high school play.
“It was a one-act version of ”The Princess and the Pea,’ called ‘The Ugly Duckling,’ and I played the King. And I killed in the audition. And I remember the first rehearsal, I did the same thing and I didn’t get a laugh, and I quit.”
“So what did you think when you quit? You thought that was it?”
“Yeah, and you know, I kind of got a reputation at my high school as a quitter,” said Lynch. “So I was not cast for a couple of years. And it was terrible. It was just awful.”
So what snapped her back?
“I remember saying to myself, ‘I’ll never quit anything ever again. Ever. I’d rather fail and look like a fool than not do it.'”