Zitat des Tages von Tatum O'Neal:
I've stood my ground in life, alone, even against overwhelming forces with the might and money to crush me.
I never dreamed that shooting a film would be so hard. There was less regulation then of child actors' hours. Even the concept of acting confused me.
I've overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse.
I think all of us feel like we're a bit on show, all the time.
I've triumphed over addiction.
Certain struggles never end.
Paper Moon didn't bring me love.
I remained Ryan's companion on the Hollywood party circuit, growing inured to sex and drugs before I was in my teens.
Griffin, my brother, 11 months younger, was sometimes the victim of my father's fury - once Ryan famously knocked out his teeth.
When someone was hitting me, or like sexually molesting me, it just seemed normal to continue to do that to myself.
I felt privileged to be a facet of such a jewel in the crown of American cinema.
The more love I craved, the more distant and abusive he grew. The role I longed to play was never written into Ryan's script: daughter.
I have a temper, but I wouldn't call me abusive.
Ryan finally came to my rescue. He'd thought working together in Paper Moon would help us bond.
I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle.
My children forgave me at a time when I could barely forgive myself.
I've purged myself of bitterness and anger and remained open to love.
I do take responsibility for it. I admit to having a problem. I have been to numerous treatment centers.
Ryan is my bridge to the past, to memories that lose some of their sting when he recounts them.
Things get so sloppy when you're under the influence.
Things with my dad were pretty good until I won an Academy Award. He was really loving to me until I got more attention than he did. Then he hated me.
I've overcome physical and mental brutality - and fought back.