There were banks pretending to be temples, skyscrapers pretending to be cathedrals, and Madison Square office buildings pretending to be Venetian campaniles-and all were getting gold medals for the pretense.
I think we don't like to be a political band. We don't like to make statements - we usually don't like bands who make crazy statements. If you're going to do it you have to be educated about it, know what you're talking about. Jónsi Birgisson
Something very ugly to you as a person can look beautiful through the viewfinder, but being able to find that beauty, oftentimes, means seeing the humanity within the frame. If you turn that off completely, you don't see at all. Zana Briski
When I suddenly discovered that I could sit down with a blank sheet of paper and two hours later I could have written something that then made people laugh — this was an extraordinary moment for me, and I thought, ‘My goodness, I am creative...
...when I was growing up I liked the idea that adults disapproved of comics; it gave me and the other kids our own kind of private world which was concealed from adults, and I think that, to begin with at least, that's been the case with videogames. Grown-ups didn't quite understand, like it was like a sub-culture, and I think it's almost a shame when a medium loses that in the struggle for acceptance. Dave Gibbons
Did you know you can't say 'Jesus' in a sitcom? They told me that and I was like, You gotta be kiddin' me. If you don't want my God here, you don't want me here either. God has been too good to me to go and try to sell out to get some money. It ain't gonna happen. Tyler Perry