We ribbed one another; we told stories and looked for ways to make each other laugh. […] We made the most of everything because we knew that this was a chance we might never have again. We spent more time together than we did with our families, and we reached that point in closeness where you become aware of the other person’s imperfections as they become aware of yours, and you either stick it out with them or walk other way. We stuck it out. And, often, we stayed in the chairs long after we had finished the shotting day to listen to one another’s heartfelt, sometimes bitter […] But mostly we made one another laugh. And it was the laughing, even more than the compromises, that led to trust. This was good, because trust is where the gold is.
Alan Alda about working on M*A*S*H, “Never have your dog stuffed” (via major-charlie)