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Clive James Quotes

(1939), Australian-Born Writer, Satirist, Broadcaster, and Critic

All television ever did was shrink the demand for ordinary movies. The demand for extraordinary movies increased. If any one thing is wrong with the movie industry today, it is the unrelenting effort to astonish.

Category: Cinema

As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks.

Category: Critics And Criticism

The literary critic, or the critic of any other specific form of artistic expression, may detach himself from the world for as long as the work of art he is contemplating appears to do the same.

Category: Literary Criticism

Anyone afraid of what he thinks television does to the world is probably just afraid of the world.

Category: Television

Stop worrying -- nobody gets out of this world alive.

Category: Worry