“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” – Sigmund Freud. “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson. “Be honest with yourself and lie to everyone else.” – Josh Hartnett. With these tiny pearls from these massive minds, I’d like to present to you Anne Hathaway, on the subject of her recent hosting of the Academy Awards. From The Hollywood Reporter:

“I went into it with a lot of trust and a lot of hope, and I had a blast doing it,” she said during The Hollywood Reporter’s Actress Roundtable.

But in hindsight, Hathaway thinks she made a mistake by “playing to the house” rather than to the TV audience.

“I was just shooting energy to the back [of the house]. It was like a big party. It was great” she said. “I think it looked slightly manic and hyper cheerleadery on screen…. Whether or not it was an actual failure, it was perceived as a massive failure.”

“Whether or not it was an actual failure, it was perceived as a massive failure.” One more quote to add to your book of quotes, useful whenever no one likes the thing you did for the sole purpose of entertaining them. Make no mistake, “Whether or not it was an actual failure, it was perceived as a massive failure” will be engraved on my tombstone. Congratulations, Anne Hathaway. You are almost there.

Comments (13)
  1. “Whether or not it is actual pedophilia, it is perceived as pedophilia.” -Doug Hutchison

    “Whether or not I am an actual robot, I am perceived as a robot.” -Mitt Romney

    “Whether or not it is actual drug abuse, it is perceived as drug abuse.” -Lindsay Lohan

    This is fun!

  2. You know, she had an aura of desperate flop sweat about her, yes, but I still give most of the credit for the utter awkward failure to James Franco who had all the charm and dynamism of a wet blanket.

  3. “Whether or not the bird is the word, it is perceived that the bird is the word.” —The Trashmen

  4. Whether or not I am actually doing work this week, it is perceived that I’m doing work.

  5. Ceci n’est pas un awards show failure

  6. yes, this is all very existential.

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