Bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel.
More Quotes from Renata Adler:Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.
The writer has a grudge against society, which he documents with accounts of unsatisfying sex, unrealized ambition, unmitigated loneliness, and a sense of local and global distress.
In the strange heat all litigation brings to bear on things, the very process of litigation fosters the most profound misunderstandings in the world.
People have been modeling their lives after films for years, but the medium is somehow unsuited to moral lessons, cautionary tales or polemics of any kind.
There follows a little obscenity here, a dash of philosophy there, considerable whining overall, and a modern satirical novel is born.
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Artists teach critics what to think. Critics repeat what the artists teach them.