Did he really say that?
The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = GEORGE CARLIN...Stained glass, engraved glass, frosted glass–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS...Nothing is more fluid than language = R.L.SWIHART
Monday, April 29, 2013
868 Through The Looking Glass (JDP #2)
Time does not change things, the medium does.
John Dos Passos (1930):
U.S.A. is the slice of a continent. U.S.A. is a group of holding companies, some aggregations of trade unions, a set of laws bound in calf...a column of stock quotations...
a set of big-mouthed officials with too many bank accounts
We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies...The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business...
one vast and ecumenical holding company
-Paddy Chayefsky (1976)
Mr. Dos Passos
Great writing breeds great writing.
All artists steal. The greatest artists do it with stealth.
If U.S.A. and Network are not works of art, then nothing is.