‘An Interlude Of Clarity’ | Modern Love 4

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(Brian Rea for the New York Times)
(Brian Rea for the New York Times)

We asked you for your favorite quotations about love and you delivered. So many thoughtful missives, like this one from “Sara H.” She remembered a New Yorker profile written by Nathan Heller about filmmaker Richard Linklater. You know Linklater’s movies, “Before Sunrise,” “Before Sunset,” “Before Midnight” and, of course, “Boyhood.” Sara loved this line from the profile in particular:

“[Linklater’s films] embrace what we’d rather forget: every true love story is a story of bad timing.”

So very true, and a perfect way to introduce this episode’s Modern Love essay by Brian Gittis. It’s a comical romantic mishap, really. And who better to bring us a such a story than Judd Apatow, director of films like “Trainwreck,” “The 40 Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up.” He reads Brian’s story, titled “At the Hospital, an Interlude of Clarity.

You can still send us those favorite quotations about love either via email or voice memo. Just email them to: modernlove@wbur.org.

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More about the voices in this episode:

(Courtesy of Judd Apatow)

(Courtesy of Judd Apatow)

Judd Apatow is one of the most important comic minds of his generation. He wrote and directed the films “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (co-written with Steve Carell), “Knocked Up,” “Funny People” and “This is 40.” He also directed last summer’s “Trainwreck.” His producing credits include “Superbad,” “Bridesmaids” and “Anchorman.” Apatow is the executive producer of HBO’s “Girls” and the co-creator of “Love” on Netflix. He was also the executive producer of “Freaks and Geeks.” His latest film is “Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday,” which he produced alongside Paul Reubens. After a 20-year hiatus, Apatow recently returned to the stand-up stage, performing on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and at Carnegie Hall.

Brian Gittis, who works in the publicity department of a publishing company, lives in Brooklyn.

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