Tony Kushner Quotes

Tony Kushner Quotes: I've always been drawn to writing historical characters. The best stories are the ones you find in history.
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Tony Kushner Quote: That it should be the questions and shape of a life, its total complexity gathered, arranged, and considered, which matters in the end, not some stamp of salvation or damnation that disperses all the complexity into some unsatisfying little decision - the balancing of scales...
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Quotes about Tony Kushner: People shouldn't trust artists and they shouldn't trust art. Part of the fun of art is that it invites you to interpret it.
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Quote about Tony Kushner: Artists know that diligence counts as much, if not more, as inspiration; in art, as in politics, patience counts as much as revolution.
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Tony Kushner Sayings: If you have value as an artist it's probably going to be in your capacity to let things inside you get past things that are placed there to keep you from telling the truth. The more you see things as clearly and coldly as you can, the more value you're going to have.
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Tony Kushner Saying: The work of artists is to find what's humanly possible - possibility's furthest reaches.
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Sayings about Tony Kushner: Who knows better than artists how much ugliness there is on the way to beauty, how many ghastly, mortifying missteps, how many days of granitic blockheadedness and dismaying ineptitude there is on the way to accomplishment, how partial all accomplishment is, how incomplete?
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Saying about Tony Kushner: I hate America. I hate this country. It's just big ideas, and stories, and people dying, and people like you. The white cracker who wrote the national anthem knew what he was doing. He set the word 'free' to a note so high nobody can reach it. That was deliberate. Nothing on earth sounds less like freedom to me. You come to room 1013 over at the hospital, I'll show you America. Terminal, crazy and mean. I live in America, that's hard enough, I don't have to love it. You do that. Everybody's got to love something.
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Tony Kushner Quotes: Broadway remains the closest thing we have to a national theatre, the place where the greatest number of people can potentially see new work. For an American playwright to say it doesn't matter is simply to capitulate to the current situation.
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Tony Kushner Quote: You have a strange relationship with calamity when you're a writer: you write about it; as an artist, you objectify and fetishize it. You render life into material, and that's a creepy thing to do.
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Quotes about Tony Kushner: The dreams of the left are always beautiful - the imagining of a better world, the damnation of the present one. This faith, this luminescent anger - these are worthy of being called human. These are the Beautiful that an age produces.
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