“Right up to the present it is clear that female bodies have functioned as an important currency through which the stories of music videos are told.”
“As the male partner I think it’s my responsibility to please.” “I’m not sure whether that’s a sensitive caring statement or a sexist remark.”
She would be great to have around in a family tragedy "She must be good with children. More than that, I’ll bet she’s great to have around in a family tragedy. She’d be the type to take control, show strength and affirmation." "Actually she falls apart. She fell apart when her mother died." "Who wouldn’t?" "She fell apart when Steffie called from camp with a broken bone in her hand. We had to drive all night. I found myself on a lumber company road. Babette weeping." "Her daughter, far away, among strangers, in pain. Who wouldn’t?" "Not her daughter. My daughter." "Not even her own daughter." "No." "Extraordinary. I have to love it."

She would be great to have around in a family tragedy

"She must be good with children. More than that, I’ll bet she’s great to have around in a family tragedy. She’d be the type to take control, show strength and affirmation."
"Actually she falls apart. She fell apart when her mother died."
"Who wouldn’t?"
"She fell apart when Steffie called from camp with a broken bone in her hand. We had to drive all night. I found myself on a lumber company road. Babette weeping."
"Her daughter, far away, among strangers, in pain. Who wouldn’t?"
"Not her daughter. My daughter."
"Not even her own daughter."
"No."
"Extraordinary. I have to love it."

“Let’s enjoy these aimless days while we can, I told myself, I fearing some kind of deft acceleration.”
“She seemed to think that if kids watched television one night a week with parents or stepparents, the effect would be to de-glamorize the medium in their eyes, make it wholesome domestic sport. Its narcotic undertow and eerie diseased brain-sucking power would be gradually reduced.”
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“What did it look like, how was it different from other barns, how was it similar to other barns? We can’t answer these questions because we’ve read the. signs, seen the people snapping the pictures. We can’t get outside the aura. We’re part of the aura. We’re here, we’re now.”
“I understand the music, I understand the movies, I even see how comic books can tell us things. But there are full professors in this place who read nothing but cereal boxes.” “It’s the only avant-garde we’ve got.”
“People trust a certain amount of bulk in others.”
“They’ve grown comfortable with their money,” I said. “They genuinely believe they’re entitled to it. This conviction gives them a kind of rude health. They glow a little.”