“Well, long-term, we’d like to totally sell her out to Hollywood. It’d be cool if a bunch of Tinseltown producers could get a hold of her, totally misunderstand what they’re dealing with, ignore our advice, and bring out a movie that would bomb, alienate our fan-base, destroy the comic, and bankrupt the pair of us in the process.”—Alan Martin on his future plans for Tank Girl in 1989
“Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers of yesterday’s homeopape. When nobody’s around, kipple reproduces itself. For instance, if you go to bed leaving any kipplpe around your apartment, when you wake up next morning there’s twice as much of it. It always gets more and more.”—Isidore (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)
“I suspect people are suckers for a prick. I suspect folks just naturally go belly-up for a snob. Folks figure if a guy acts like he’s King Tut and everybody is donkey shit, he must be an aristocrat.”—Arturo Binewski to N.S. (from Geek Love)
“The bohemians of Greenwhich Village or the hipsters of Harlem Renaissance used the speed of innovation to keep their critics a step behind. This protection, or grace, is a kind of forgiveness claimed in advance. Under its umbrella, hip becomes not sumptuary correctness—the right shoes of the right flip flop—but a state of forgiveness for being incorrect. The hipster, who is by nature out of step with the society that would judge him, lives within this grace; we admire him not for his perfection but for the blamelessness of his flaws. We should all have his or her capacity for error.”—Excerpt from Hip: The History by John Leland. I read this in my liberal arts class, the best english credit of my college education Angelheaded Hipsters: The Beat Writers with Kenneth Brandt. Redefine the dirty word hipster.
“Strange thing about television is that it doesn’t tell you everything, it shows you everything about life on earth, but the true mysteries remain. Perhaps it’s in the nature of television, just waves in space.”—Mr. Newton in The Man Who Fell to Earth
“I’ve always like my clothes, even before I could properly afford them. Clothes for me were never a cloak, a cover. They were how I chose to express myself. Apart from domestic things like school [tuitions] and things for the house, clothes are what I spend my money on. And no, I’ve never dressed for women. I only ever dress for me.”—Paul Weller in a SPIN interview
“I’ve always had self-belief, though my sensitive side has never been fully appreciated. For every “Down in the Tube Station at Midnight,” I’ve written an “English Rose.” People forget.”—Paul Weller in a SPIN interview