— Karl Lagerfeld German fashion designer 1933 - 2019
— Edith Sitwell British poet 1887 - 1964
Fonte: Taken Care Of (1965), Ch. 19
„Not since the Black Panthers sailed into their Upper East Side tea party has there been so daffy an exercise in radical chic.“
— Camille Paglia American writer 1947
On Mark Halperin’s inclusion of a lengthy quote by convicted murderer Jack Henry Abbott in his One Hundred Years of Homosexuality.
Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992), Junk Bonds and Corporate Raiders : Academe in the Hour of the Wolf
„To be an existentialist, one must be able to feel oneself — one must know one’s desires, one’s rages, one’s anguish, one must be aware of the character of one’s frustration and know what would satisfy it. The over-civilized man can be an existentialist only if it is chic, and deserts it quickly for the next chic.“
— Norman Mailer, livro Advertisements for Myself
"The White Negro", first published in Dissent (Summer 1957)
Advertisements for Myself (1959)
„In France, too, it is an environment traditionally deployed on the left and it is very chic to be anti-Sarkozy. But the so-called "left-caviar", that snobbish with the smell in the nose, it disgusts me, it's hypocritical.“
— Alessandra Martines Italian dancer and actor 1963
„Never has outright racism been so exciting or so chic — both here in America and abroad! Kumbaya! In fact, a German paper called him “the black JFK”, which is an insult to the late President Kennedy, who -- again, leaving aside the blatant racism here — was nowhere near as far left as Obama.“
— Rachel Marsden journalist 1974
On the candidacy of African-American US presidential candidate Barack Obama
Barack Obama Has Little In Common With Europe http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=27669
„Never use the word “cheap”. Today everybody can look chic in inexpensive clothes (the rich buy them too). There is good clothing design on every level today. You can be the chicest thing in the world in a T-shirt and jeans — it’s up to you.“
— Karl Lagerfeld German fashion designer 1933 - 2019
„When the same person or persons (or the same type of person) leads a movement from its inception to maturity, it usually ends in disaster.“
— Eric Hoffer, livro The True Believer
The True Believer (1951), Part Four: Beginning and End
„The romantic [Dutch] movement under the leadership of the geniuses Nuyen [c. 1830] also attracted me to follow. And in spite of the fact that in this way people lost their color and embellishment and often degenerating into chic, later on, a more sensible search arose for enlivening of coloration, heightening effect and strengthening the relief.“
— Johannes Bosboom Dutch painter 1817 - 1891
version in original Dutch (citaat van Johannes Bosboom, in Nederlands): De romantische beweging onder aanvoering van den genialen nl:Wijnand Nuijen trok ook mij aan tot volgen. En al verviel men langs dien weg in gekleurdheid en opgesmuktheid, vaak ontaardend in chic; er ontsproot daaruit later een meer verstandig zoeken naar verlevendiging van coloriet, verhooging van effect, vermeerdering van reliëf.
Quote from Bosboom's small autobiography, 1891; as cited in De Hollandsche Schilderkunst in de Negentiende Eeuw, G. H. Marius; https://ia800204.us.archive.org/31/items/dehollandschesch00mariuoft/dehollandschesch00mariuoft.pdf Martinus Nijhoff, s-'Gravenhage / The Hague, tweede druk, 1920, pp. 74-75 (translation from the original Dutch: Fons Heijnsbroek)
— Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924
Speech at the Coliseum in St. Louis, Missouri, on the Peace Treaty and the League of Nations (5 September 1919), as published in "The Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson (Authorized Edition) War and Peace: Presidential Messages, Addresses, and Public Papers (1917-1924) by Woodrow Wilson Volume I Page 638. Addresses Delivered by President Wilson on his Western Tour - September 4 To September 25, 1919. From 66th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Document No. 120
— Imre Kertész Hungarian writer 1929 - 2016
Contexto: The régime was overthrown, and I'm not going to pretend it was me who overthrew it. A general liquidation is in full swing, and I'm not going to join in. I've become a spectator. And I'm not even spectating from the front rows in the stalls but from somewhere up in the gods. Maybe I'm worn out, but it could be that I never truly believed in what I believed. That would be the unseemlier alternative, because then they would have smashed my ear in for no reason at all. That is the assumption I'm inclining to these days. (He breaks off and ponders, book in hand.) I did time for no reason, dragged the millstone of a police record around for no reason, was on probation for years for no reason, and I'm no hero, I merely botched up my life.
„This is the point from which I can never return, and if I back down now then forever I burn. This is the point from which I can never retreat cause if I turn back now there can never be peace. This is the point from which I will die or succeed, living the struggle, I know I'm alive when I bleed. From now on it can never be the same as before, cause the place that I'm from doesn't exist any more“
— Immortal Technique American rapper and activist 1978
The Point of No Return
Albums, Revolutionary Vol. 2 (2003)
„Since its inception, Zionism's Jewish supremacy borrowed much from anti-Semitic rhetoric. Not only did Herzl agree with anti-Semites that it was Jews who 'caused' anti-Semitism but also with the anti-Semitic conclusion that the end of anti-Semitism could only be brought about by the removal of Jews from gentile societies.“
— Joseph Massad Associate Professor of Arab Studies 1963
"The Ends of Zionism: Racism and the Palestinian Struggle"
„As I'm never going to be old, I'm glad that I never lost my sense of wonder about the world, although I have a hunch it would have happened pretty soon. I loved the world, its beauty and bigness as well as its smallness.“
— Douglas Coupland, Hey Nostradamus!
Fonte: Hey Nostradamus!
„From its inception, the fascist arrangement has attempted to create the illusion of a mass society in which the traditional capitalist ruling class would continue to play its leading role.“
— George Jackson (activist) activist, Marxist, author, member of the Black Panther Party, and co-founder of the Black Guerrilla Family 1941 - 1971
Fonte: Blood in My Eye (1971), p. 121
„I love my fans, but no one ever puts a grasp on the fact I've sacrificed everything I have. I never dreamt I'd get to the level that I'm at. This is whack, this is more than I ever coulda asked. Everywhere I go, a hat, a sweater hood or mask, what about math, how come I wasn't ever good at that? It's like the boy in the bubble who never could adapt. I'm trapped, if I could go back, I never would've rapped.“
— Eminem American rapper and actor 1972
"Say Goodbye Hollywood"
„For years Pershing Square has been one of the three or four places in America famous to homosexuals, famous not for its posh, the chic is round-heeled here, but because it is one of the avatars of good old masturbatory sex, dirty with the crusted sugars of smut, dirty rooming houses around the corner where the score is made, dirty book and photograph stores down the street.“
— Norman Mailer American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate 1923 - 2007
Superman Comes to the Supermarket (1960)