I wanted to be a Boy Scout but they wouldn’t let me join. I think that’s fucked up. I can build a fire. I know how go pitch a tent. I have a very good sense of direction. I can rescue kittens from trees. Listen, I want to do good for the community.
Being blonde is definitely a different state of mind. I can’t really put my finger on it, but the artifice of being blonde has some incredible sort of sexual connotation. Men really respond to it. I love blonde hair but it really does something different to you. I feel more grounded when I have dark hair, and I feel more ethereal when I have light hair.
It is a struggle to balance my career with my children. I’m always going, “Oh God, I’m a crap mother”. I want to get home and put my kids to bed. And then sometimes, if I’m spending a lot of time with my children, I think, “Oh God, I just want to be an artist”.
New Orleans was undeniable irresponsibility.
Dress like Britney Spears and think like me, and everything will be fine.
[on Spice Girls] I like them. I know I am not supposed to. Every time someone says something bad about them, I say, “Hey, wait a minute, I was a Spice Girl once!”
The most daunting obstacle the New York Fed faced in overseeing the nation’s biggest financial institutions was its own culture. The New York Fed had become too risk-averse and deferential to the banks it supervised. Its examiners feared contradicting bosses, who too often forced their findings into an institutional consensus that watered down much of what they did.