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I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.
There's something strange about theater. My characters consistently demonize elitism, but of course it's taking place in a theater where only so many people can see it. I've been in silly popcorn movies - the kind of thing that as an actor you might feel embarrassed about - but those movies reach many more people.
Free verse seemed democratic because it offered freedom of access to writers. And those who disdained free verse would always be open to accusations of elitism, mandarinism. Open form was like common ground on which all might graze their cattle - it was not to be closed in by usurping landlords.
When I was growing up, there was a feeling in one's living room as much as in one's local gallery that a little elitism was good for the soul.
There's a certain elitism that has crept into the attitudes of some in journalism, and it played out perfectly over the issue of these little American flag lapel pins.
Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty - as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.
Of course, there's a certain type of person who feels that anything which becomes mainstream has to be rejected immediately. And that's part of the indie-alternative snobbery and hierarchy and elitism.
Being slim is the new elitism. Thinness today says that you are richer, smarter and more successful than the overweight masses.
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