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David Antin Sayings By David Antin: Stories are different every time you tell them - they allow so many possible narratives. Stories are different every time you tell them - they allow so many possible narratives. — David Antin
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David Antin Sayings By David Antin: Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman's idea of the imaginary as the Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman's idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman's idea of the real. — David Antin
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David Antin Sayings By David Antin: I didn't think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I didn't think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I was thinking, the more there was I didn't understand. — David Antin
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David Antin Sayings By David Antin: It's hard being a hostage in somebody else's mouth - or a character in somebody It's hard being a hostage in somebody else's mouth - or a character in somebody else's novel. — David Antin
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David Antin Sayings By David Antin: When my mother left her second husband, she wrote her autobiography and presented it to When my mother left her second husband, she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval. — David Antin
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David Antin Sayings By David Antin: I was very committed to the process of composing, working at poems, putting things together I was very committed to the process of composing, working at poems, putting things together and taking them apart like some kind of experimental filmmaker. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: The Sophists' paradoxical talk pieces and their public debates were entertainment in 5th century Greece. The Sophists' paradoxical talk pieces and their public debates were entertainment in 5th century Greece. And in that world, Socrates was an entertainer. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: I was trying to find out what it was that everybody else understood without giving I was trying to find out what it was that everybody else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us. From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: My mother turned into a professional widow. She couldn't understand why I wanted to be My mother turned into a professional widow. She couldn't understand why I wanted to be an engineer; she thought I should be a chicken farmer. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: My rejection of the idea of entertainment in its current form is based on the My rejection of the idea of entertainment in its current form is based on the audience that comes with it. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: I tended to emphasize the secular, the casual, the colloquial, the vernacular against the sacred. I tended to emphasize the secular, the casual, the colloquial, the vernacular against the sacred. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: When I got to the reading all the work, I was reduced to being an When I got to the reading all the work, I was reduced to being an actor in an experimental play that I'd already written. And I didn't want to be an actor. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: I had no idea where these kids at a small private college in the San I had no idea where these kids at a small private college in the San Fernando Valley were coming from, why they were coming to hear me, or what they needed to know. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: There are editing procedures for talks just as there are editing procedures in jazz improvisation. There are editing procedures for talks just as there are editing procedures in jazz improvisation. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: I can manage a prose format as long as I keep closer to Laurence Sterne I can manage a prose format as long as I keep closer to Laurence Sterne than to Henry James. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: I reserve the right to tell shaggy dog stories or even common jokes as part I reserve the right to tell shaggy dog stories or even common jokes as part of what I'm doing. I don't give a damn if half the audience walks out. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: An art machine is a system whose parts when put in motion act upon each An art machine is a system
whose parts when put in motion
act upon each other in such a way
as to cause you to see things differently — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: You pay your money, you take your choice. I get the audience my language attracts You pay your money, you take your choice. I get the audience my language attracts and I lose the ones it repels. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: There is probably no oral society that fails to mark the spatial distinction of left There is probably no oral society that fails to mark the spatial distinction of left and right, peculiar as this distinction may be. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: I wanted to be an inventor, whatever I thought that meant then. I guess I I wanted to be an inventor, whatever I thought that meant then. I guess I was thinking of Edison or maybe James Watt. Or maybe even Newton. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: I am quite unsatisfied by the distinctions between the oral and literate. I am quite unsatisfied by the distinctions between the oral and literate. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: I'm not sure what theory is, unless it's the pursuit of fundamental questions. I'm not sure what theory is, unless it's the pursuit of fundamental questions. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: My way of thinking is very particular and concrete. It doesn't follow a continuous path. My way of thinking is very particular and concrete. It doesn't follow a continuous path. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: Children frequently sing meaningful phrases to themselves over and over again before they learn to Children frequently sing meaningful phrases to themselves over and over again before they learn to make a distinction between singing and saying. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: While I don't script and I don't use other performers, I think my taste for While I don't script and I don't use other performers, I think my taste for underlying precision gives me something in common with Allan and George Brecht. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: For several centuries what has passed for song in literary circles was any text that For several centuries what has passed for song in literary circles was any text that looked like the lyrics for a commonplace melodic setting. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: While I've had a great distaste for what's usually called song in modern poetry or While I've had a great distaste for what's usually called song in modern poetry or for what's usually called music, I really don't think of speech as so far from song. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: When you grow up in a family of languages, you develop a kind of casual When you grow up in a family of languages, you develop a kind of casual fluency, so that languages, though differently colored, all seem transparent to experience. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: The self is an oral society in which the present is constantly running a dialogue The self is an oral society in which the present is constantly running a dialogue with the past and the future inside of one skin. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: I'm standing up thinking. Anybody who wants to listen is welcome. If not, I'm happy I'm standing up thinking. Anybody who wants to listen is welcome. If not, I'm happy to see them go. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: I've always had a strong feeling for the Statue of Liberty, because it became the I've always had a strong feeling for the Statue of Liberty, because it became the statue of my personal liberty. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: I hardly remember how I started to write poetry. It's hard to imagine what I I hardly remember how I started to write poetry. It's hard to imagine what I thought poetry could do. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: I learned enough Hebrew to stagger through a meaningless ceremony that I scarcely remember. I learned enough Hebrew to stagger through a meaningless ceremony that I scarcely remember. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: I'm aware of my audience in a way, and I do try to engage with I'm aware of my audience in a way, and I do try to engage with them while I'm trying to go about my business of thinking. I believe they help me by providing a focus. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: I have spoken to expert audiences occasionally, but then no audience is expert over the I have spoken to expert audiences occasionally, but then no audience is expert over the whole range of things I want to explore. — David Antin
David Antin Sayings By David Antin: A myth is the name of a terrible lie told by a smelly little brown A myth is the name of a terrible lie told by a smelly little brown person to a man in a white suit with a pair of binoculars. — David Antin