- Silverman is fond of quoting Mister Rogers, who once said, "If it's mentionable, it's manageable"
- When a taboo topic becomes something we can talk about, "It's not crazy anymore"
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(CNN)At just 45 years old, actress and comedian Sarah Silverman has lived.