I think it was genetics. I think it was luck. I think it was attitude that got me through a lot of it. I believe in miracles. It’s a miracle that I’m still here.The late Dennis Hopper interviewed by Alex Simon.
Addendum: Paul Thomas writes about Hopper, Easy Rider and Terry Southern, and I agree with every word. Southern wrote Easy Rider and never got the credit he deserved. His champion drinking habits doubtless had more than a little to do with it but overall, yes, that is the way of Hollywood. Southern once said that all you had to do to write a novel was write a page a day, then at the end of a year, send it in. Pity the editor.