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My life is short. I can't listen to banality.
V. S. Naipaul
The passion for art is, as for believers, very religious. It unites people, its message is of common humanity. Art has become my religion - others pray in church. It's a banality, but you don't possess art, it possesses you. It's like falling in love.
You've gotta be very careful that grace and politeness do not merge into a banality of behavior, where we're just nice, sort of 'death by cupcake.'
Television has lifted the manufacture of banality out of the sphere of handicraft and placed it in that of a major industry.
There is no community service in 'Seinfeld.' But rather than lauding that, I think it shows the insane banality of it.
Today Americans are overcome not by the sense of endless possibility but by the banality of the social order they have erected against it.
The 2007 Labor campaign was the most presidential in Australian history, with a slogan - Kevin07 - exceeded in its banality only by its success.
There arose a belief in style - and in banality. Banality encompassed politics, too, because it was a common belief that politics were not worthy of art.
Dawn was written well before 9/11. People speak a lot today about the banality of evil, but not all evil is banal. Some of it is carefully structured and well-thought-out. That's where the real danger lies.
Alan Dean Foster
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