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Poppy Z. Brite Quotes and Sayings

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Celebrities, even insignificant ones like me,
are created to be abused by the Great Unwashed.
- Poppy Z. Brite

Yeah, I think A Confederacy of Dunces is probably the
perfect New Orleans book.
- Poppy Z. Brite

My mother is an office manager, my father a professor
of economics and financial planner.
- Poppy Z. Brite

My childhood may have been more demented than most,
because I learned to read very early and was allowed
to read whatever I wanted.
- Poppy Z. Brite

 

New Orleans cuisine is Creole rather than Cajun.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s,
with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and
cliched as Hollywood movies.
- Poppy Z. Brite

My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer,
that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery -
which was good for me,
because I like to have something to prove.
- Poppy Z. Brite

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And I can't think of a reason I'd ever use a pseudonym,
as I wouldn't want to publish something that I didn't
like enough to put my name on it.
- Poppy Z. Brite

Mostly I enjoy the restaurants (my husband is a chef),
though I wish we had a wider diversity of ethnic food.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I'd much rather do an obviously commercial writing
project than get a day job.
- Poppy Z. Brite

Some of the food in Liquor is food I've really eaten
filtered through a veil of fiction.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I certainly don't think I would have been asked to
pose for Rage if I wasn't a known writer.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I've tried to avoid labels, but they always find you.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I don't like to talk about work in progress,
but the novel I'm working on now is definitely not horror.
- Poppy Z. Brite

In the Netherlands I read the first chapter of Exquisite
Corpse to an audience that laughed in all the places I thought were funny -
an experience I've never had in America!
- Poppy Z. Brite

I certainly wanted to write a book that was honest
about New Orleans without explaining it to death,
so much so that the first draft contained references
absolutely incomprehensible to anyone who hasn't lived here for several years.
- Poppy Z. Brite

In high school I was the dog, always,
and I never have felt comfortable or right in my body,
and part of my whole exhibitionist thing has probably
been a way of testing to see whether or not I really
was this repulsive creature that I felt like for so long.
- Poppy Z. Brite

This is the point being missed by readers who lament
Liquor's lack of hot sex scenes,
probably because they aren't old enough to understand
that a passionate relationship could be about anything other than sex.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I've certainly learned a great deal from my husband,
though, and could never have written a book like Liquor
without him and the people he introduces me to and
the stories he brings home.
- Poppy Z. Brite

In France, for instance, one magazine writer was convinced
that On The Road had been a huge influence on Lost
Souls and was crushed to learn that I hadn't read the
one until after I'd written the other.
- Poppy Z. Brite

There are people who must spend huge amounts of time
composing these online diatribes against me,
all about how disgusting and terrible I am and how
no one should ever read my books,
and it's not enough for them to hate me,
they can't stand the fact that ANYONE likes me!
- Poppy Z. Brite

I like visiting people's homes on Saint Joseph's Day,
when people set up altars, serve food as a tribute to the saint,
and invite the public - I enjoy that much more than Mardi Gras.
- Poppy Z. Brite

Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

There are millions of gay people in the United States,
including well-known celebrities.
- Mary Cheney

The mountain music...
is compelling music in its own right,
harking back to a time when music was a part of everyday
life and not something performed by celebrities.
- Ethan Coen

I try to keep a balance.
I actually believe that children want normal parents,
they don't want celebrities or important parents or
anything different from all the other parents.
- Linda Hamilton

There are certain things that ordinary people have
that celebrities don't have.
- Norman Spinrad

I think celebrities suck.
- Eddie Vedder

We are making gods out of global celebrities.
- Elizabeth Joan Smith

Even though we were all celebrities to a certain extent,
we all looked at each other as family.
- Michael W. Smith

Celebrities say the darnedest things.
- Bridgette Wilson

Celebrities are nowhere as rich as some people think they are.
- Robin Leach

The bullying was hideous and relentless,
and we turned it round by making ourselves celebrities.
- Julian Clary

I've written enough books with real celebrities,
such as Walter Payton and Hank Aaron and Billy Graham,
to know that fame looks good only to people who don't have it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I'm not an activist per se, but I have strong feelings about things.
People can jump on celebrities for being ill-informed or naive,
but I've got a right to say what I believe.
- Ed Harris

I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities,
or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.
- Walt Disney

Fame has sent a number of celebrities off the deep end,
and in the case of Michael Jackson, to the kiddy pool.
- Bill Maher

I haven't had a lot of celebrities around me growing up.
- Amber Tamblyn

I think celebrities have an obligation to the public to not just sing or act.
- Clay Aiken

A lot of celebrities just want money,
fame, power, fancy cars, houses all over the world
and have people bow down to them.
To me, that's frightful behaviour.
- Shirley Manson

I know when I'm working I seldom get into trouble.
My educated guess is that boredom has caused most of
the problems with Hollywood celebrities.
- Hedy Lamarr

We assume that celebrities have it easy and so love
to watch them having to endure a bit of hardship.
- Shirley Jones

I've been offered a lot of things that celebrities do that I wouldn't do,
like perfumes, lines of clothing and this,
that and the other.
- Gloria Estefan

I am utterly bored by celebrity interviews.
Most celebrities are devoid of interest.
- Roger Ebert

You know, as I do, actors who, having become worldwide
celebrities thanks to a TV series,
complain of their lot and declare themselves ready to drop it all.
- James MacArthur

I want a private life, I truly do.
I'm not just pretending to want one like lots of celebrities.
- Donna Summer

All kinds of celebrities, political ones as well,
are increasingly being targeted.
In this country, with all the countless guns.
- Cesar Romero

Survivor has been such a hit, and out of that have
come so many interesting stories from people that we
don't see on the big screen.
We have helped make them incredible celebrities.
- Mary Hart

Not all celebrities are dunces.
- Carroll O'Connor

Actors didn't use to be celebrities.
A hundred years ago, they put the theaters next to the brothels.
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Like most celebrities, of course, I adore all the Mario games.
- Josie Maran

It struck me that what I'd heard about certain celebrities was true:
they had It,
whatever the hell It was.
Star power isn't a myth; it is tangible and forceful.
- Michael Bergin

I think that celebrities should never underestimate their power.
I mean just to draw attention, because then people
get involved on a personal level.
- Debbie Gibson

We are at the point where game designers have become
celebrities due to the size of the market they serve.
- John Romero

I still get excited about meeting celebrities,
because I don't think I'm a celebrity myself.
- Allan Carr

When I interview celebrities, I always try to throw them off balance.
My favorite is to ask 'em about crazy sex stuff like
donkey punches and Monroe transfers.
Works every time.
- Rachel Perry

I hate celebrities.
I really hate them.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I stick to my own type when I go out,
and I don't make friends with people just because they're celebrities.
- Katie Price

Celebrities become divas because they get pampered so much,
babied so much - then they get used to it.
- Adrian Grenier

If a terrorist group wanted to hit Britain,
all they'd have to do is kill 100 random celebrities.
The country would have a nervous breakown.
- Chris Morris

Basically, I'm a really bad interviewer.
I love meeting celebrities, but then I get a bit bored.
Once you meet them you thing, 'really,
what an ordinary person'.
- Graham Norton

I'm not against vodka - they just asked us.
They put out some story about us entertaining international celebrities with vodka,
which of course wasn't true.
- Robin Day

All of us, whether or not we're celebrities,
every one ought to spend part of their life making
someone else's life better.
- Jerry Springer

Airlines are interesting.
They not only favor celebrities, they court them.
- Phil Donahue

But it kills me, this fascination with celebrities' personal lives.
- Calista Flockhart

Celebrities meet a lot of people and we just can't
maintain them all in our fuddled brains.
- Cliff Richard

A reporter discovers, in the course of many years of
interviewing celebrities,
that most actors are more attractive behind a spotlight than over a spot of tea.
- Phyllis Battelle

It's great to see that celebrities can be just like us -
that they too have their highs and lows,
that they don't always wake up looking their best,
that they have bad habits and annoying traits.
- Shirley Jones

I grew up with Scientology - my parents at one point were clerical.
It's a pragmatic philosophy, not merely a belief system.
Yeah, it's had media exposure because certain luminaries do Scientology,
but millions of people do it who are not celebrities.
It's not a threat or some cult.
- Giovanni Ribisi

These are clothes my friends and I could wear.
This ain't Prada.
I don't want to be one of those celebrities that slaps
their name on a label and collects royalty checks.
Everything on that runway reflects me.
- Nicky Hilton

I'm not bothered by the paparazzi and I don't feel hemmed in,
I've never felt that.
My youth, mind you, there wasn't quite the same attention
to celebrities as there is now,
but I've never felt that.
- Albert Finney


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