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#1. After so many years, I feel more American than anything else, but I'm also Romanian and whatever other oddities of temperament I picked up elsewhere, in Transylvania or France, for instance. These days, everybody is both an exile and a resident - they don't call it the global village for nothing. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#2. It is the job of the market to turn the base material of our emotions into gold. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#3. Poetry is again hip in America as people are beginning to refuse to die of boredom and to choke in the fog of their funny money. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#4. The richness of our ethnic insults vocabulary was wide and deep. It reflected, all too easily, the more elaborate predjiduces of our parents (not my parents), which in their rabid form, had already resulted in tribal bloodbaths. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#5. It's still a mystery to me exactly how I learned the language. [But] I was 19 years old and I had very urgent things to tell girls. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#6. Our secrets, odd or not, are the pins that keep our inner life in place: the inform our psyche with meaning. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#7. The evaporation of 4 million who believe in this crap would leave the world a better place. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#8. Romanians are culturally European, very close to the French. Socially, they are now building a society that is emotionally closer to the Balkans, Turkey and Greece. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#9. There is a slight problem with being a conceptual artist these days: You won't get paid. But this levels the field and takes the art of money out of the field of serious art. The only conceptual artists who would conceive of making money on the Internet are a lowbrow species known as hustlers. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#10. Real artists free of the tedium of money can use, now, all of society as an idea factory. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#11. Most artists don't get paid for what they do, and they are lucky if they can persuade a friend to let them show something at a kid's birthday party. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#12. These are the poems of a traveler and a lover who feels both the terror of time passing and the consolation of eternity. From such tension spring lovely poetic objects, ready for intelligent use. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#13. The fact is we all know that there exists in the world an order different from that in which we pass our days. If we reveal its existence people think that we are crazy. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#14. How did you fall in love with New Orleans? At once, madly. Looking back, sometimes I think it was predestined. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#15. The worst part about zombies raging unchecked is the slow paralysis that they induce in people who aren't quite zombies yet. The rest of us un-zombies turn our heads, hoping the ghouls will just go away. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#16. New Orleans reminds me of Romania because New Orleans is very corrupt politically. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#17. Like Venice, Italy, this is a place of fleeting beauty. The knowledge that we won't be here long gives everyone an intense appetite for living. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#18. Americans are accustomed to welcoming, or at least receiving, refugees from other countries, not creating our own. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#19. Even the greatest poets can't express tragedy in a way that is larger than their immediate circumstances. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#20. Death is not enough for such men. We must add mechanics - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#21. Nostalgia is masochism and masochism is something masochists love to share. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#22. Nosferatu is the daddy of modern American sex. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#23. My mother and I were part of a deal in the mid-'60s between Romania and Israel. Israel bought freedom for Romanian Jews for $2,000 a head. Ceausescu made a bundle in hard currency. He also 'sold' ethnic Germans to West Germany. Instead of going to Israel, my mother and I came to the United States. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#24. Romanians have a particular love for poetry and have a beautiful, vivid language. The poets they love are not versifiers like Vadim Tudor, but genuinely complex mystical souls like Mircea Cartarescu. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#25. The peasants of all lands recognize power and they salute it, whether it's good or evil. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#26. The real technology -behind all our other technologies- is language. It actually creates the world our consciousness lives in. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#27. Cookbooks bear the same relation to real books that microwave food bears to your grandmother?s. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#28. This is important, Your Honor, because it establishes the fact that language, like blood, is a living thing that proceeds forward in time. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#29. With the sound of gusting wind in the branches of the language trees of Babel, the words gave way like leaves, and every reader glimpsed another reality hidden in the foilage. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#30. Only the poor can create art. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#31. In the grand collage that is Dada, past and future are equally usable. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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