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Anatomy of a Fake Quotation - Megan McArdle - National - The Atlantic
We become invested in these quotes because they say something important about us--and they let us feel that those emotions were shared by great figures in history.  We naturally search for reasons that they could have said it--that they could have felt like us--rather than looking for reasons to disbelieve. If we'd put the same moving words in Hitler's mouth, everyone would have been a lot more skeptical.  But while this might be a lesson about the need to be skeptical, I don't think there's anything stupid about wanting to be more like Dr. King.
quotes  speech  online  journalism  media  twitter  facebook  social  reputation 
may 2011 by allaboutgeorge
IMDB: Adaptation. (2002) - Memorable quotes
Donald Kaufman: I loved Sarah, Charles. It was mine, that love. I owned it. Even Sarah didn't have the right to take it away. I can love whoever I want.
Charlie Kaufman: But she thought you were pathetic.
Donald Kaufman: That was her business, not mine. You are what you love, not what loves you. That's what I decided a long time ago.
english  quotes  language  love  beauty  identity  movies  film  relationships 
december 2009 by allaboutgeorge
IMDB: Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) - Memorable quotes
A-I-D-A. Attention, Interest, Decision, Action. Attention - Do I have you attention? Interest - Are you interested? I know you are, because it's fuck or walk. You close or you hit the bricks. Decision - Have you made your decision for Christ? And Action. [...] A-I-D-A. Get out there - you got the prospects coming in. You think they came in to get out of the rain? A guy don't walk on the lot lest he wants to buy. They're sitting out there waiting to give you their money. Are you gonna take it? Are you man enough to take it?
quotes  comedy  writing  thinking  psychology  attention  marketing  business  corporations  money 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Audacity of Hov :
"That’s the beauty of rap: I’m not Jay-Z and can do whatever—it doesn’t work like that. With rap, it’s always about the next project, no matter who you are! It’s about what’s current, what’s happening right this second."
hiphop  quotes  music  work  business  ethics  creativity 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Ta-Nehisi Coates (August 12, 2008) - Billy Dee Williams says "Step away from the Cotillion, ma'am"
"I try to render the world through an African-American male lens--its the only one I have. But I also try to remember that the world is bigger than that."
race  identity  quotes  ethnicity  writing  aesthetics 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Kieron Tyler: From Messiaen to Michael, Quincy Jones has done it all | Pop | Music
"A jazz musician can either be an artist and do progressive things or he can work on pleasing the people. I think a happy medium between the two can be reached."
jazz  music  work  creativity  aesthetics  art  quotes 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
IOL: Truth in humour?
"I don't believe in black on black violence because everybody robs and kills people...It's not black on black but broke on broke, when people rob each other."
humor  comedy  poverty  crime  chrisrock  quotes  southafrica  africa  interviews 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Poynter Online - Romenesko
"[Y]ou hear our people in newsrooms whine -- they whine and whine and whine wishing for the old days to come back. Damn it, I wish the old days would come back, too, but wishing for it isn't going to make it happen. You must be focused on the future."
medianews  business  corporations  newspapers  media  quotes  news 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Teaching journalism students to twitter - the good, the bad, and the ugly « Online Journalism Blog
"[T]here are no walls in cyberspace, only links; and that journalism lies in every act that you commit online. You just need to make it visible."
blogging  internet  education  journalism  twitter  quotes  presence  attention  online  media 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge Interviews - David Shields
"To me what collage does is it frees you up to think. You have material that you're wrestling with. [...] Basically, it says, "Listen, I'll go anywhere I want — story, parable, data, quotation, comedy, anywhere — as long as I'm getting deeper [...]"
creativity  diy  art  writing  data  comedy  quotes  story 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NewTeeVee Bill Cammack on Editing for Web Video «
"So how he does he treat working for broadcast and the web differently, if at all?"
editing  internet  interview  quotes  video  vlog  black  music 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge Mood Swing
"[E]verybody needs people to inspire them. The most valuable make you want to be more yourself, not more like them.''
canada  rock  identity  quotes  music 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK | The quiet American
"Remnick himself has minted the immortal dictum: 'There are only 30 hours in the day - and that's if you're lucky enough to change time zones.'"
newyork  magazines  quotes  time  gtd 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: Kiss 'n' teach
"'I don't subscribe to that humble thing,' he says, embarking on another routine. 'I subscribe to the Muhammad Ali school of semantics, although I'm not anti-semantic.' He raises an eyebrow and peers at me over his shades. 'If you use that I want credit.'
rock  quotes  television  humor  identity  men  celebrity  education  uk 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Nation: The Optimism of Uncertainty
"The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory."
activism  history  howardzinn  quotes 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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