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Stanley Crouch Quotes and Sayings

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In America, we have to learn to be patient enough to
figure out what somebody is saying.
Somebody might actually be saying something.
- Stanley Crouch

Unfortunately, I'm not a person that's always capable
of living up to the Boy Scout philosophy.
- Stanley Crouch

People don't really think other people are the same.
- Stanley Crouch

The discussion of ideas as opposed to the American
narcissistic obsession with what's going on with the self,
that's the general thing people are talking about.
- Stanley Crouch

 

Getting to the pint where the other is not the enemy is a big leap.
- Stanley Crouch

If there's an intellectual highway, there's also an intellectual subway.
- Stanley Crouch

Your ethnic or sexual identity, what region of the country you're from,
what your class is - those aspects of your identity
are not the same as your aesthetic identity.
- Stanley Crouch

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When a violent minority that crosses color lines comes
to believe that killing those you know or do not know
is a reasonable solution to problems,
we are in need of another vision.
- Stanley Crouch

Our society has gotten to the point where we might
soon become less and less shocked by any kind of violence.
- Stanley Crouch

Rap actually comes out of punk rock,
not black music.
- Stanley Crouch

When people conclude that all is futile,
then the absurd becomes the norm.
- Stanley Crouch

What we need in America is a renaissance.
We need to go forward by going backward.
- Stanley Crouch

The grand irony, however, is that Southern segregation
was not brought to an end,
nor redneck violence dramatically reduced,
by violence.
- Stanley Crouch

I don't know any women who don't think about what they look like,
and I don't know any men who don't think about what women look like.
- Stanley Crouch

Under popular culture's obsession with a naive inclusion,
everything is O.K.
- Stanley Crouch

But the myth of violent solutions as the ultimate solutions
maintains itself in much of popular media.
- Stanley Crouch

You'd never know that listening to people in the UN
but tribalism is the father of racism.
- Stanley Crouch

Now the writing in the head, I definitely do every day,
thinking about how I want to phrase something or how
I'd like to rephrase something I've already written.
- Stanley Crouch

All of us are made up of the stories that we listen to,
the ones we disagree with and the ones that we agree with.
- Stanley Crouch

As you know from reading many of these Negro writers,
we don't deal too much with the discussion of democracy
and what it means and how improvisation fits in all that.
- Stanley Crouch

Louis Armstrong, who learned to be in exquisite dress,
came from the bottom, and he's not a trash can.
- Stanley Crouch

When you're artistic director of a program,
you present the music you want to present.
- Stanley Crouch

Our democratic richness arrives when we're able to
comprehend our collective humanity accurately.
- Stanley Crouch

Everybody has to be reminded that there's another way to be.
Another more mysterious, unpredictable way to be that's
not necessarily based upon contrivances.
- Stanley Crouch

Our job as writers and thinkers in the time is how
to bring about the occasions that let people have that
first-person experience -
or the metaphoric experience that allows them to see
human continuity as opposed to total threat,
total willingness to do violence.
- Stanley Crouch

I also wanted to do something that I hadn't really
seen in almost any black novels,
which was a complex love story in which both people
were extremely intelligent and talented and understood
a lot of things and were still at odds getting it together.
- Stanley Crouch

The high point of civilization is that you can hate
me and I can hate you but we develop an etiquette that
allows us to deal with each other because if we acted
solely upon our impulse we'd probably go to war.
- Stanley Crouch

I wanted to get to that aesthetic proposition that
comes out of learning the human elements of a world,
so that those notes and rhythms mean something to you
besides just the academic way in which they fall in place.
- Stanley Crouch

Big business, for all its lobbying, is often put in
line by investigative reporting,
public scandals and multi-million-dollar judgments
in court against those who put products on the market
that are dangerous to their buyers.
- Stanley Crouch

You can meet a young person who goes to school and is really enthusiastic,
but if a sufficiently strong personality convinces
them that this is a waste of time,
that person might flunk out.
- Stanley Crouch

Popular culture tells you that schools and parents
don't know what's going on,
the police are dogs, politicians are all liars and scum,
and any crime that's not committed by the Mafia is done by the CIA.
- Stanley Crouch

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

If you're going to America, bring your own food.
- Fran Lebowitz

Patriotism is easy to understand in America.
It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
- Calvin Coolidge

September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.
- Tom Ford

America's present need is not heroics but healing;
not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
- Warren G. Harding

I get all fired up about aging in America.
- Willard Scott

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are
the two most interesting food towns.
In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli.
There's no mediocrity accepted.
- Mario Batali

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

America believes in education: the average professor
earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
- Evan Esar

There are many men of principle in both parties in America,
but there is no party of principle.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Pushing production out of America to nations without
our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
- Frank Murkowski

As I've said many times, the single most oppressed
class in America right now is the teenager.
- Joe Bob Briggs

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the
uniformed services of the United States of America,
ever violated an order - not one.
- Oliver North

I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly
what their child is up to all the time.
- Barbara Bush

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations
around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.
- Mitt Romney

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list
of the richest people in America.
If I'm not there, I go to work.
- Robert Orben

I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
- Michael Malone

Power in America today is control of the means of communication.
- Theodore White

America has a critical role to play as the most powerful
member of the world community.
- Adam Schiff

In America there are two classes of travel -
first class,
and with children.
- Robert Benchley

We have a great life here in Alaska,
and we're never going back to America again!
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
- Nicholas M. Butler

The largest party in America, by the way,
is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans.
It's the party of non-voters.
- Robert Reich

I love America more than any other country in this world,
and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right
to criticize her perpetually.
- James A. Baldwin

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world,
and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others
that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before.
- Tadao Ando

I think Muslims have become the new Negroes in America.
They are being mistreated at airports,
by the Immigration - everywhere.
Islam is a religion of peace.
They are wrong.
- Jermaine Jackson

America is stronger than ever.
We will forever remember those we lost on September 11,
2001.
In honoring their memory, we will remain true to our
commitment to freedom and democracy.
- Evan Bayh

I think it puts baseball back on the map as a sport.
It's America's pastime and just look at everyone coming out to the ballpark.
It has been an exciting year.
- Mark McGwire

This is America's Team and we are confident this outstanding
group of athletes will make our country proud.
- Peter Ueberroth

America is a country of inventors, and the greatest
of inventors are the newspaper men.
- Alexander Graham Bell

Vegas is everything that's right with America.
You can do whatever you want, 24 hours a day.
They've effectively legalized everything there.
- Drew Carey

The most important American addition to the World Experience
was the simple surprising fact of America.
We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Throughout his life, Ronald Reagan believed America
is capable of great things and its people could and
would lead the way if left unburdened by taxation and regulation.
- William L. Jenkins

Let me say what I actually believe.
I believe that 9/11 was a conspiracy,
by Al Qaeda, and Osama Bin Laden, and no one else trying to hurt America.
- Van Jones

Nobody's ever called me Sir Richard.
Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard
and think there's some Shakespearean play taking place.
But nowhere else anyway.
- Richard Branson

In America, public opinion is the leader.
- Frances Perkins

I think America is on the right track.
- Wayne Allard

There are cultural issues everywhere -
in Bangladesh,
Latin America, Africa, wherever you go.
But somehow when we talk about cultural differences,
we magnify those differences.
- Muhammad Yunus


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