"IF YOU REALLY WANT TO HEAR about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them. They're quite touchy about anything like that, especially my father. They're nice and all I'm not saying that-but they're also touchy as hell. Besides, I'm not going to tell you my whole goddam autobiography or anything."
My compassion for all life started with the day I was born. I was born prematurely on the way to the hospital; I am very lucky to be alive! Then, my dad died when I was four years old of brain cancer. Life is sacred and short. Everyone deserves a fair chance at life. We all suffer, animals and humans alike.