"Assertive people are not tolerated in California. My friends there would tell me one of two things. They either said: 'Go into therapy' or 'Go to New York.' And so I actually did kind of both of those things. I've been living in New York for a while now, and I love it. You can point at somebody, look in their face, and say, 'This is what I want from you and this is how I want it.'"
Bill Heidbreder, quoted in The New York Times