Dustin Hoffman interpretando el papel del cómico Lenny Bruce en la película de Bob Fosse, “Lenny”, de 1974:
The trouble is we all live in a “happy ending” culture. A “what should be” culture instead of a “what is” culture. We’re taught that fantasy, but if we were taught “This is what is”, l think we’d be less screwed up. Dig what l mean.
l’d like to show you people some really dirty pictures that relate to your daughter, or my daughter. These are some pictures of the Kennedy assassination. Now… l say these are dirty pictures, because the captions are bullshit. “Never for an instant did she think of flight.”
Now, that’s bullshit. That’s my conclusion. Time magazine’s conclusion is that this woman was trying to get out of the car to get help or trying to help the secret service man aboard. That’s their conclusion, and we buy it. But l think she did the normal thing, man! When the president and governor got it, she tried to get the hell out of there! But they want us to believe this bullshit! They want my daughter, our daughters, if their husbands get their faces shot off some day, and they try to haul ass to save their asses, if they do the normal thing, then they’ll feel guilty and shitty, because they’re not like that good woman in the fantasy! lt’s a dirty lie to tell the people that if you’re good, you stay, and if you’re bad, you run, because she didn’t stay!
Fuck it, man, she didn’t stay!
People don’t stay!
No, people don’t stay.