09/3/12

Improv Quote of the Day: Maddening in America

Cover of "A World of Ideas II"

What is maddening in America is most people have been separated from their culture. They have been told there’s a special privileged class of artists who have a special insight. A normal person doesn’t have this insight. That is a monstrous lie, and it is hideous because it is taught to us early on. We are taught we’re not artists. Every single day we’re reminded. The special students are isolated in a class and told, ‘You’re special, you go on. The rest of you, please become middle-class and boring.’

–Peter Sellars in Bill Moyers’ A World of Ideas II; Public Opinions from Private Citizens

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