"You know what Francis said to me when he proposed? I remember his exact words. He said, ‘Claire, if all you want is happiness say no. I’m not gonna give you a couple of kids and count the days until retirement. I promise you freedom from that. I promise you you’ll never be bored.’ You know he was the only man - and there were a lot of others who proposed - but he was the only one who understood me. He didn’t put me on some pedestal. He knew that I didn’t want to be adored or coddled. So he took my hand and put a ring on it. Because he knew I’d say yes."
- I can be hard to live with. You know, I I don’t mean to, but I can be critical. And sometimes I think I’m just not good for people, you know, that it’s not good for them to be around me. You know, I wear ‘em down. They - they get unhappy. - Yeah, I think the job does that to a lot of guys. Changes you. Some guys just notice, that’s all. - Well I can’t say the job made me this way. More like me being this way made me right for the job. And I used to think about it more, but you know, you reach a certain age, you know who you are. Now I live in a little room out in the country, behind a bar. Work four nights a week; in between, I drink, and there ain’t nobody there to stop me. I know who I am. After all these years, there’s a victory in that.