Quotes by Greil Marcus

Greil Marcus

American author, music journalist and critic

Alive from: 1945-

Category: Music | Media | Writers (Contemporary)

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    Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.
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    It is a sure sign that a culture has reached a dead end when it is no longer intrigued by its myths.
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    It may be that the most interesting American struggle is the struggle to set oneself free from the limits one is born to, and then to learn something of the value of those limits.
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    No failure in America, whether of love or money, is ever simple; it is always a kind of betrayal, of a mass of shadowy, shared hopes.
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    Rock 'n Roll is a combination of good ideas dried up by fads, terrible junk, hideous failings in taste and judgment, gullibility and manipulation, moments of unbelievable clarity and invention, pleasure, fun, vulgarity, excess, novelty and utter enervation.
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