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Greil Marcus Quotes
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It may be that the most interesting American struggle
is the struggle to set oneself free from the limits one is born to,
and then to learn something of the value of those limits.
- Greil Marcus

It is a sure sign that a culture has reached a dead
end when it is no longer intrigued by its myths.
- Greil Marcus

Elvis' early music has drama because as he sang he was escaping limits.
- Greil Marcus

We make the oldest stories new when we succeed,
and we are trapped by the old stories when we fail.
- Greil Marcus


 

No failure in America, whether of love or money,
is ever simple; it is always a kind of betrayal,
of a mass of shadowy, shared hopes.
- Greil Marcus

Elvis transcends his talent to the point of dispensing with it altogether.
- Greil Marcus

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket


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A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving.
I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.
- William J. Clinton

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

It is an interesting question how far men
would retain their relative rank
if they were divested of their clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't
it be interesting if...';
And then do it.
- Duane Michals

Age is not a particularly interesting subject.
Anyone can get old.
All you have to do is live long enough.
- Don Marquis

The question of whether a computer can think is no
more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting
and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants
to get to work and deal with them.
- Paul Hawken

The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets,
but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.
- Meryl Streep

In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are
the two most interesting food towns.
In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli.
There's no mediocrity accepted.
- Mario Batali

I don't want to be interesting.
I want to be good.
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations
disaster that is the Net,
in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good.
- Meg Whitman

Success is never so interesting as struggle
- Willa Cather

Decorate your home.
It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
- Charles M. Schulz

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people,
of adventure, of experience.
The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him.
He goes "sight-seeing."
- Daniel J. Boorstin

It's interesting to note that all revolutionary literature was written by pastors.
These guys were involved in a revolution against the
mightiest power that the world had ever seen.
- Randall Terry

We try to create this interesting appearance to make
ourselves feel better about ourselves.
- Sarah McLachlan

The interesting thing is why we're so desperate for
this anesthetic against loneliness.
- David Foster Wallace

The interesting thing is always to see if you can find
a fact that will change your mind about something,
to test and see if you can.
- Diane Sawyer

What's interesting about the process of acting is how
often you don't know what you're doing.
- Alan Rickman

Happiness is the absence of suffering.
I think it's an interesting way of looking at it.
I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.
- Julie Christie

Every man has his follies - and often they are the
most interesting thing he has got.
- Josh Billings

I'd like to do more Shakespeare.
I'd like to do Iago in Othello.
I look so benign.
It would be interesting to see that black evil come out of my soul.
- Kyle MacLachlan

I'm just having a wonderful time.
It's an interesting thing that I'm very comfortable
with this material and I don't know why.
Maybe it's because I did MacBeth.
- F. Murray Abraham

It was just very interesting to me that certain types
of women inspire people's imagination,
and all of them were very difficult women.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Most of those melodies are me trying to find out what notes fit,
and then hitting ones that don't fit in a very interesting way.
- Brian Eno

Age puzzles me.
I thought it was a quiet time.
My seventies were interesting and fairly serene,
but my eighties are passionate.
I grow more intense as I age.
- Florida Scott-Maxwell

There's something interesting about playing live;
you're in the moment,
and I think it would be beneficial.
- Herb Alpert

Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting
objects have a powerful influence on our affections.
- Daniel Boone

I have no doubt I was someone very interesting in a past life.
- Patricia Velasquez

Life may not be beautiful, but it is interesting.
- John Robert Seeley

Marriage is overdone.
As long as there are people, people are going to find it interesting.
- Augusten Burroughs

The fact that Stravinsky used the classics as a major influence is obvious.
What is interesting is how he used them,
how he turned Bach into Stravinsky.
- Lukas Foss

What's interesting is the show allows for the awkward pauses to be captured,
which makes it stylistically unique,
especially for American audiences.
- Rainn Wilson

The most interesting thing was looking out the window
and taking photographs of different places on Earth.
- Leroy Chiao

There's nothing worse than talking about yourself to
find out that you're not that interesting.
- Sean Kinney

To me the work is so much more interesting,
the parts that don't require you just to take your shirt off.
- Morris Chestnut

We were contracted to make a soundtrack album but there
really wasn't enough new material in the movie to make
a new record that I thought was interesting.
- Roger Waters

Until you know that life is interesting -
and find it so -
you haven't found your soul.
- Geoffrey Fisher

Establishing goals is all right if you don't let them
deprive you of interesting detours.
- Doug Larson

The importance and influence of books on me has been cumulative:
the result of hearing and reading lots of stories about
interesting people and places.
- Louise Brown

Altman works in such an interesting way,
letting things occur in the film even if he didn't particularly plan them.
- Julie Christie

While it was a very interesting period in my life,
I was happy to get back to more direct contact with
students in the classroom and in my research projects.
- Jerome Isaac Friedman

And I think a good writer's gonna make it interesting.
From the first paragraph it will all be interesting.
Just work at it and work at it and work at it.
- Kurt Loder

I was getting frustrated with America.
It's interesting how as simple a thing as,
like, letting your hair grow longer changed in the world in those days.
- Terry Gilliam

Why are women...
so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
- Virginia Woolf

What most experimenters take for granted before they
begin their experiments is infinitely more interesting
than any results to which their experiments lead.
- Norbert Wiener

I've been in fights, but that doesn't make me cool
or like a tough guy or more interesting actor,
I'm not proud of it.
- Shia LaBeouf

An intellectual is someone who has found something
more interesting than sex.
- Edgar Wallace

I knew Spike Jonze would do something really interesting with it.
- Tilda Swinton

One tries to be an observer as an actor and indeed
as a director because the small things,
the give-away things are what are really interesting to a performer.
- Janet Suzman

A lot of time mistakes are very interesting -
you look for the behaviour that's not the one you expect.
- Barry Levinson

I'm currently in an interesting correspondence with a nun about forgiveness.
- Julian Clary

And it's interesting, but I'm always interested in
the story behind the story.
- Maximilian Schell

I cannot hope that what I have to say will be very interesting to many.
- Mary A. Ward

The most interesting place I've gone on location was New Orleans.
- Taryn Manning

Well Microsoft really does develop some really interesting technology.
- Miguel de Icaza

I've met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat.
These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of
people I want to be with.
- Hedy Lamarr

Television is more interesting than people.
If it were not we should have people standing in the corner of our room.
- Alan Coren

The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence,
to recreate it in the eternal.
- George Santayana

I really want to play Princess Leia.
Stick some big pastries on my head.
Now that would be interesting.
- Ewan McGregor

Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets,
the more interesting it is.
The only way to approach it is to make yourself some
popcorn and enjoy the show.
- David Gerrold

I'm getting positive feedback for my acting so we'll
see if any other interesting parts come up.
- Johnny Vegas


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