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We have escapist fiction, so why not escapist biography?
John Kenneth Galbraith
I've never believed that pop music is escapist trash. There's always a darkness in it, even amidst great pop music.
Television's escapist programming naturally continues to endorse living beyond one's means as the time-tested American Way and rarely depicts families or individuals wracked by the pressures and miseries that come with excess.
People want to see big, escapist fare. They don't want to be challenged to think.
It just seems like the most successful, iconic love stories are not so easy or escapist. I think the ones that stay with us and resonate are full of conflict, discord and misunderstandings 'cause that's what makes drama happen or tension even if it's a comedy.
My music is homegrown from the garden of New Orleans. Music is everything to me short of breathing. Music also has a role to lift you up - not to be escapist but to take you out of misery.
I think it is good escapist entertainment even though it's bad.
The single biggest misconception about games is that they're an escapist waste of time.
I'm an escapist kind of writer.
It just seems to me that the world's kind of a mess, and the more messy it gets, the more interested I am in escapist fare. Having a good time is something that isn't about the war in Iraq or the Asian flu or the Kyoto protocol - things that are horribly depressing to consider in our real lives. I'm eager to get away from them.
Escapist literature gets a bad rap. But I think escape is important for a lot of people in a lot of places.
Lois McMaster Bujold
When I was a teenager I was a total romantic escapist. My world was books.
Pop music for me was definitely escapist, but never studious.
I think horror films in the past maybe touched on social themes having to do with whatever era in which they were made, but in the end, it's definitely an escapist form of entertainment.
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