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Betty White’s Comeback Reaches Its Thrilling Apex

“In my heart I’ve been a forest ranger all my life, but now I’m official.” —Betty White on being named an honorary forest ranger [LAT]

“I’m reading The Stranger by Albert Camus right now. It’s boring the shit out of me, but I imagine at some point I’ll gain some kind of knowledge that I didn’t know before. That’s a lot of reading for me — I try to do the classics, and then I find that the classics are really boring, but later on I’m like, ‘Oh, yes, it’s a fabulous book.’” —Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. on his reading habits [Pitchfork]

“You can’t ever approach a book as a complete virgin, certainly not if you’re a critic. There is a lot of bad faith out there. That’s why I finally trained myself not to look at this stuff anymore, because it doesn’t do me any good to see myself either praised or attacked. It just doesn’t help me to do the work I’m trying to do. So I feel liberated by not having to ponder all these comments and opinions.” —Paul Auster on not reading reviews [AV Club]

“Hi, it’s Darren Criss … sorry I’m two minutes late, I was watching a YouTube video.” —Darren Criss explaining why he was late for an interview [PopWrap/NYP]

“I heard the song, and it was just a tremendous, tremendous horror of a tune. I noticed a few similarities in the melody, but it wasn’t enough to pick up the phone and argue with somebody about it. If anything, I just wanted my $1.29 back that I spent on iTunes.” —Jason Mraz addressing the suggestion that the Jonas Brothers song “Introducing Me” is a rip-off of his song “I’m Yours” [MTV]

Betty White’s Comeback Reaches Its Thrilling Apex