American Critic Quotes


675 American Critic quotes:



"The fifties - they seem to have taken place on a sunny afternoon that asked nothing of you except a drifting belief in the moment and its power to satisfy."
"Kevin Costner has feathers in his hair and feathers in his head. The Indians should have called him 'Plays with Camera.'"
"When Tim Allen made The Santa Clause, I thought that was a delightful film. It took a modern sensibility but layered onto it a kind of sentiment."
"We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stouter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once."
"In Hollywood, if you don't have happiness, you send out for it."
"I started crying 20 seconds into the movie and didn't stop till it was over."
"In fact, Cannonball Run II. I used to pick that as the worst movie ever made."
"We are all ill: but even a universal sickness implies an idea of health."
"We are at heart so profoundly anarchistic that the only form of state we can imagine living in is Utopian; and so cynical that the only Utopia we can believe in is authoritarian."
"This is the great vice of academicism, that it is concerned with ideas rather than with thinking."
"Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony."
"The world does not get to be a better or a worse place; it just gets more senescent."
"The world gets older, without getting either better or worse and so does literature. But I do think that the drab current phenomenon that passes for literary studies in the university will finally provide its own corrective."
"Dumbo... makes me cry. Every single time and in the exact same spot. I just have a special affection for Dumbo."
"To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment for having disturbed the reader's peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding."
"The tension between "yes" and "no," between "I can" and "I cannot," makes us feel that, in so many instances, human life is an interminable debate with one's self."
Author: Broyard Quotes Category: American Critic Quotes Tension Quotes
"I had the perfect accident for the perfect idea. I was rendered immobile where the only thing I could do is mess with my computer."
"I am alone here in New York, no longer a we."
Author: Hardwick Quotes Category: American Critic Quotes New York Quotes
"They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much."
"It is now life and not art that requires the willing suspension of disbelief."


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