Lee Siegel - Quotes

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I react very badly when mediocrity throws a tantrum of entitlement. ---->>>

Anonymity is a universal convention of the blogosphere, and the wicked expedience is that you can speak without consequences. ---->>>

'Hotel Rwanda' is an American product, not a Rwandan one, made primarily for American audiences. ---->>>

I am too childlike to be immature. ---->>>

I have a confession to make. For years, I earned a living - or a sort of living - writing negative book reviews. ---->>>

Everyone seems to be fleeing from the responsibilities that come from being who you are. I think that is why the blogosphere is thriving. It allows people to develop a fantasy self. ---->>>

The terrorist threat is so cloudy, faceless, and vague, so manipulable by political purposes, so definitely present but indefinitely manifested, that it sometimes feels interchangeable with everyday dread itself. ---->>>

Every man is a hero to his alias. ---->>>

I love the Internet; I'm on it all the time. ---->>>

In urban America, you do not so much meet a romantic partner as inherit the product of someone else's romantic crimes. ---->>>

Oprah's aspiration to inspire her audience with hope - elaborated on her TV show, in her magazine, and on her website - is hardly ignoble. ---->>>

Television has to reflect back to you your own sense of security. It also has to mirror your sense of your own decency and your own limitations. ---->>>

The sitcom's traditional role has been to comfort the viewer who feels burdened by the unreality of American expectations. ---->>>

The Web critic relies on his or her readers for attentiveness and approval. ---->>>

A single week of Oprah takes you from bondage to all the violent terrors of life, to escape through vicarious encounters with celebrity, to visions of charity and hope, to hard resolve, to redemption and moral renovation. ---->>>

Ever since the romantic comedy-drama 'She's Gotta Have It' antagonized black women and black men in 1986, Spike Lee's films have enjoyed the outrage of various groups. ---->>>

Every 'Oprah Winfrey Show' has about it the aura of Oprah's own life, just as the rituals and sacraments of a religion are suffused with the life of the religion's founder. Above the testimony of Oprah's guests hovers what viewers know about Oprah's experience. ---->>>

I love the idea of the amateur - that's what popular culture is all about. But what the Internet's doing is professionalizing everyone's amateuristic impulses. ---->>>

In 1986, human nature in America started to change. That year, 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' based in Chicago, became nationally syndicated, and the country entered the beginning stages of a quiet cultural revolution. ---->>>

Instead of books, art, theatre, and music being consigned to specialized niches, we might have a criticism that better reflects the eclecticism of our time, a criticism that takes in various arts all at once. ---->>>

It became inevitable that television would address life's mundane problems because television itself is so mundane, part of the ordinary flow of time the way those problems are. ---->>>


Lee Siegel profile (lee-siegel.jpg)
Nationality: American
Born: 12-05, 1957
Occupation: Critic