PAT HACKETT: You’re more introspective than you seem on TV—not that there’s a lot of time for introspection on national television.
DAVID LETTERMAN: It’s because all comedians are preoccupied with one thing and with one thing only-themmm-selllves. It’s a horrible lot in life.
I wish we had matriarchal societies and Tilda could be one of our leaders. I’d do whatever she said.
But perhaps the most interesting (and unpremeditated) benefit has been the scores of people I’ve met on the street, both with and without dogs, who stop to admire him and talk to me. Max has definitely increased my interpersonal contacts and enhanced my social life. People often thank me for letting them pet my dog. Max, in turn, showers them with affection.