“I wanted to stick a knife in him and gut him and kill him, and I wanted him to die breathing his last breath looking into my eyes.” — Alec Baldwin to Vanity Fair‘s Todd S. Purdum in an August cover story, referring to his feelings about TMZ producer Harvey Levin in the wake of Levin having posted that unfortunate voice mail Baldwin left for his daughter, which was almost certainly furnished to Levin by Kim Basinger, Baldwin’s ex-wife with whom he was battling over this and that.

Note that Baldwin’s quote alludes to a momentary, long-deceased, years-old emotion. No sane, emotionally mature person (which Baldwin most definitely is) hangs on to such feelings. They come and surge through you and then you go “okay, that happened”…and then you move on.