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Just as soon as you write something down, those words are dead and they have to be revived, they have to be reinterpreted, they have to be reapplied all the time.

from The German 'Dream' Interview as transcribed by [livejournal.com profile] aflon
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It seems worth remembering that words do exist — with or without academic pruning and judgment — as sounds or emotional reference points and will always invite spontaneous, subjective reactions.

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Introduction to "The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004"
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He delivers these words with such an unexpectedly stern and loud voice that the publicist lurking a few yards away looks ready to haul me out of here for the grave offence of upsetting a superstar...


He doesn’t want to “abuse” that celebrity power, he says, but even so he’s not afraid to speak out on the Iraq war which, certainly at the height of the media frenzy building up to the invasion, wasn’t exactly going to win him a popularity contest in the States. He even turned up on one primetime chat show wearing a “No More Blood For Oil!” T-shirt. “Sure, people get angry, but it puts the issue out there and it provokes a response. I know the most cynical say, ‘Well, he’s just another asshole trying to get attention for himself.’ Whatever. It’s out there. So that’s all right.”

TimesOnline: The Outsider:

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