“I offered her a cigar and we had a smoke together. She was always kind of a loner. And the more I got to know her, the more I was fascinated with her. She needs to be protected. She’s a very fragile little girl. She doesn’t commit easily. I found her absolutely exquisite. As conventional beatniks go, she’s different-looking. I had this desire to make her feel secure. A couple of weeks later, we were having a snowball fight at 2 o’clock in the morning at the Rockefeller Center skating rink. She threw pretty well, but I’m competitive and I have this hex on her. Anyway, I very delicately washed her face with snow and then kind of touched her lips. It wasn’t very demonstrative. She’s desperately insecure. She always thought of herself as an ugly duckling, and she made herself up to be weird as a defense. She liked me. I was the first person who liked her back.” - Elliot Gould on Barbra Streisand
Please excuse me while I go cry.