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I do what I do, and write what I write, without calculating what is worth what and so on. Fortunately, I am not a banker or an accountant. I feel that there is a time when a political statement needs to be made and I make it.
We're all living blinkered lives, and we're not seeing what's going on and looking to change it. I'm not saying that everyone has to make a political statement, but we need to be more aware of what's happening and why.
And realising that humour is the most powerful way to make a political statement and say the things that you want to say. And it's not used enough, at least not in the U.S.
I suspect that many of the great cultural shifts that prepare the way for political change are largely aesthetic. A Buick radiator grille is as much a political statement as a Rolls Royce radiator grille, one enshrining a machine aesthetic driven by a populist optimism, the other enshrining a hierarchical and exclusive social order.
J. G. Ballard
My choosing Islam was not a political statement; it was a spiritual statement.
If today I have to make a political statement, it is, 'I love beauty.' I think beauty makes people better.
When you put gas in your car you are making a political statement, because you are supporting the empires that control and continue the destruction of some countries.
I think if you say that art and politics, or religion and politics, mustn't mix, don't mix, that is itself a political statement. Even if you are writing a 19th-century novel where the money comes from a plantation in the Caribbean and you don't talk about that, that itself is a political thing.
It's not what my job is about. I'm not out to make a political statement. I want to stand for something, but more by example.
The Toothbrush mustache is the most powerful configuration of facial hair the world has ever known. It overpowers whoever touches it. By merely doodling a Toothbrush mustache on a poster, you make a political statement.
When I started off with Trainspotting, it was the way the characters came to me. That's how they sounded to me. It seemed pretentious to sound any other way. I wasn't making any kind of political statement.
Certainly, the murder of civilians for political statement did not just begin on September 11, 2001.
Making art in America is sort of a political statement in and of itself. It's not the best environment for that sometimes.
I haven't made a political statement in quite a long time because, frankly, they get repeated, changed.
I feel so Scottish when I go abroad, and I'm so proud of it, but for me, it's not a political statement - I just happen to be Scottish.
Smith and Carlos aside, I object to using the Olympic awards stand to make a political statement.
I hope that just what I sing about and how I relate to my audience is as much of a political statement as I need to make.
Through my whole writing career, it seems people have always been criticising me for not tackling racism. But things like even having black characters on covers when I first started was a bit of a political statement because I've had more than one bookseller say to me, 'That book would sell better if you didn't put black people on the cover.'
With Storytelling, at least, it's explicit: this is what the censors say American citizens, no matter what age, are not permitted to see, even though it can be seen by other people all over the world. I suppose you could call it a political statement.
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