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Pauline Kael Quotes and Sayings

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Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

Related topics: Movies

The critic is the only independent source of information.
The rest is advertising.
- Pauline Kael

This movie is a toupee made up to look like honest baldness.
- Pauline Kael

Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate
great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them.
- Pauline Kael

 

In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information.
The rest is advertising.
- Pauline Kael

A book might be written on the injustice of the just.
- Pauline Kael

The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is
to make a fool of himself.
- Pauline Kael

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A mistake in judgment isn't fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.
- Pauline Kael

Kevin Costner has feathers in his hair and feathers in his head.
The Indians should have called him 'Plays with Camera.'
- Pauline Kael

Trash has given us an appetite for art.
- Pauline Kael

It seems likely that many of the young who don't wait
for others to call them artists,
but simply announce that they are, don't have the patience to make art.
- Pauline Kael

One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence
for the superior tastes of those who put him down.
- Pauline Kael

I see little of more importance to the future of our
country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist.
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture,
society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
- Pauline Kael

Where there is a will, there is a way.
If there is a chance in a million that you can do something,
anything, to keep what you want from ending,
do it.
Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in
that door and keep it open.
- Pauline Kael

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth,
and I am a citizen of the world.
- Eugene V. Debs

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
- Diogenes

The most important political office is that of the private citizen.
- Louis D. Brandeis

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day,
he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator,
shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
- Henry David Thoreau

The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from
a second class citizen to a second class immortal.
- Satchel Paige

There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland
that is worth the loss of a single British soldier
or a single Irish citizen either.
- James Callaghan

The reason that a good citizen does not use such destructive
means to become wealthier is that,
if everyone did so, we would all become poorer from
the mutual destructiveness.
- Richard Stallman

I would prefer to be a citizen of an independent country
rather than Emperor of an enslaved one.
- Bao Dai

We care little about what the average citizen thinks.
- Tom Metzger

You must be afraid, my son.
That is how one becomes an honest citizen.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Every citizen in every country in the world now grows up in two nations.
Their own and Hollywood.
- Nick Mancuso

Environmental policy must strike a balance between
the earth's best interests and our citizen's pressing needs.
- Jim Clyburn

I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and
that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part
is a struggle against the American nightmare.
- Eldridge Cleaver

I am proud to be an American Citizen.
- Robert Purvis

I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen.
- Rosa Parks

Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the
citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.
- Martha Gellhorn

You can have a movie with hardly any cuts,
or very few cuts, that is fascinating,
you can't take your eyes away from it...
Look at some of the long takes in Citizen Kane.
- Roger Ebert

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy,
but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
- Bill Vaughan

Voting is the most precious right of every citizen,
and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.
- Hillary Clinton

I'm a Canadian citizen.
But I always want to feel at home in Sri Lanka.
I'm a member of both countries.
- Michael Ondaatje

The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute.
- J. William Fulbright

One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change
a delinquent into a solid citizen.
- Philip Wylie

Every citizen should be a soldier.
This was the case with the Greeks and Romans,
and must be that of every free state.
- Thomas Jefferson

But I don't want anybody to say have the right to say
well if you bloody Brits don't like it go home.
And they have the right to say that if you haven't become a citizen.
- Lynn Redgrave

If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege,
as much equality as they bring to any American citizen,
then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing.
- John Hope

Every citizen has to figure out what kind of government he or she wants.
- Stephen Breyer

A woman is a citizen who works for Mexico.
We must not treat her differently from a man,
except to honor her more.
- Adolfo Lopez Mateos

Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen.
- Jeff Cooper

I am privileged to be a citizen of the single greatest
society in all of human history.
- Marco Rubio

There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen
than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.
- Jesse Ventura

The humblest citizen of all the land,
when clad in the armor of a righteous cause,
is stronger than all the hosts of error.
- William Jennings Bryan

The United States, for a French citizen,
is a friend, an ally, to whom we owe,
along with most Europeans, our freedom.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

English should be our official language.
Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.
- Ernest Istook

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic
of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Latinos are here to stay.
As citizen Raquel, I'm proud to be Latina.
- Raquel Welch

The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open.
- Gunter Grass

I didn't want to be discriminated against because of my gender and status.
I promised myself I was never going to be treated as a second-class citizen.
- Bianca Jagger

I felt early on I wasn't going to be a respectable citizen.
- Cormac McCarthy

Today, the Iraqi citizen sees that America is coming
and wants to occupy his country and kill him,
and he is willing to experience for himself what happened in Palestine.
- Bashar al-Assad

Non-citizen terrorist suspects are not members of the
American national community,
and they have no proper claim on the rights Americans accord one another.
- Richard Perle

My personality is that I'm a human being like everybody else,
just a citizen and a blue collar guy.
- Lee Greenwood

Tonight - by taking this solemn oath -
I am no longer a private citizen but the Mayor of the City of Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting
the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance.
The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen.
- John Ralston Saul

Henceforth, we shall be happy to be a free citizen
in an independent country.
- Bao Dai

No matter what name we give it or how we judge it,
a candidate's character is central to political reporting
because it is central to a citizen's decision in voting.
- Roger Mudd

Strictly speaking, every citizen above a certain level
of income is guilty of some offense.
- Max Frisch

I don't want to run for governor, but I don't think
anyone should put public service out of the question
because that's not what a good citizen does.
- Warren Beatty

No longer should women be denied the right to vote,
no longer should women be treated as second class citizens,
no longer should women not be allowed to be a citizen at all.
- Ginny B. Waite

It is not the function of the government to keep the
citizen from falling into error;
it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.
- Robert Jackson

Government health care changes the relationship between
the citizen and the state,
and, in fact, I think it's an assault on citizenship.
- Mark Steyn

Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen.
It is not enough to do your own job.
There's no particular virtue in that.
Democracy isn't a gift.
It's a responsibility.
- Dalton Trumbo

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous
to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
- Charles de Montesquieu

The city has to do what any citizen or family does,
when you have a dream.
You tighten your belt.
You sacrifice some luxuries.
Above all, you don't waste a dime.
- Laura Miller

President Jimmy Carter was a citizen soldier.
Ironically, he was considered weak because he didn't
kill anybody and he didn't get anyone killed.
- Andrew Young

Our growing, robust economy is able to provide the
average American citizen access to the best social program there is -
a steady job.
- J. D. Hayworth

You would have a huge statelessness problem if you
don't consider a child born abroad a U.S.
citizen.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

But always I was a private citizen whose activities
in government or political party were appointive.
- Jane Byrne


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