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1. "As an actor, the ambition is to play interesting characters. And in the indie genre world, the budgets are low. That allows me, as an actor, not to have a financial value behind my name, to justify me being in these bigger parts for these types of movies."
Author: A. J. Bowen
2. "Abolish music prejudices. Form opinions and love music for itself, not its genre, performer(s) or popularity status."
Author: Abigail Biddinger
3. "I'd spend hours in HMVs, Virgin Megastores and second-hand record shops staffed by greasy-haired 40-year-olds dressed as 20-year-olds, listening to contemporary music of every genre – Britrock, heavy maiden, gang rap, brakebeat. And I came to a startling but unshakeable conclusion: no genuinely good music has been created since 1988."
Author: Alan Partridge
4. "Le présent est - l'idée me vient tout juste à l'esprit - ce fruit défendu dans le jardin d'Eden, fruit qui, en réalité, n'avait pas poussé dans l'arbre du Bien et du Mal, mais sur la souche de l'arbre du Temps. Adam n'a pas seulement connu sa propre nudité et celle d'Eve, et sa propre honte, et la sienne, à elle, mais le temps, donc la mort. Alors, rien ne s'est ouvert à lui. Le plan sur lequel on n'existe que dans le présent, et où le temps n'est pas une catégorie de l'existence, s'était renfermé. Dieu, si je peux l'écrire ainsi, l'avait tiré, comme un tapis, de dessous les pieds d'Adam et d'Eve, l'avait roulé et rangé pour les siècles des siècles, dans quelque entrepôt céleste, et Adam et Eve sont tombés dans l'abîme entre le passé et le futur, où nous aussi, tout le genre humain, séjournons aujourd'hui."
Author: Albahari, David
5. "The nature of the epistolary genre was revealed to me: a form of writing devoted to another person. Novels, poems, and so on, were texts into which others were free to enter, or not. Letters, on the other hand, did not exist without the other person, and their very mission, their significance, was the epiphany of the recipient."
Author: Amélie Nothomb
6. "On the first movie we got good reviews, but we were still dealing with genre stuff. It's going away. Judge the movie - is it a good one or a bad one? We know we made a great movie and it's being judged for just being a good film."
Author: Avi Arad
7. "I see myself as attempting to break ground. I definitely am trying to create my own genre here... I'm attempting to tell stories in a very new and entertaining way."
Author: Ben Mezrich
8. "Before you worry about what genre it is, about whether it's a loop or a drum, it's about what suits the song. It's using what's within your reach, but also reaching for everything you can. I don't know if I always get it right, because I don't know every sound yet."
Author: Beth Orton
9. "Great music completely obliterates any conceptions of genre."
Author: Billy Corgan
10. "Mention the gothic, and many readers will probably picture gloomy castles and an assortment of sinister Victoriana. However, the truth is that the gothic genre has continued to flourish and evolve since the days of Bram Stoker, producing some of its most interesting and accomplished examples in the 20th century - in literature, film and beyond."
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
11. "If it's got the feeling, if the music moves you or not, it doesn't matter what the genre is to me."
Author: Casey James
12. "Music is everything to me. I wake up and go to bed with it. I listen to all genres, depending on my mood."
Author: Chanel Iman
13. "I've never been very attached to genre labels and never set out intentionally to write historic fiction. Besides, what you consider historic depends on how far back your memory extends."
Author: Charles Frazier
14. "Up until doing this movie, I hadn't really paid a huge amount of attention to those genres, but after finishing this movie, it really gave me a different sense of appreciation of the way the movies play out."
Author: Chiaki Kuriyama
15. "I like the idea of trying to write a book in every genre."
Author: China Mieville
16. "I truly believe that writing is a continuum - so the different genres and forms are simply stops along the same continuum. Different ideas that need to be expressed sometimes require different forms for the ideas to float better. I don't write essays as often as I should."
Author: Chris Abani
17. "I am the consequence of a particular type of demographic movement, one that has always involved paying a high price. But I don't know much about styles or genres. I only know notes and chords."
Author: Concha Buika
18. "Je crois absolument - et j'ai essayé de le montrer dans mes autres ouvrages - qu'assez de choses se font aujourd'hui dans les sciences humaines pour proposer aux savants des intuitions, des méthodes et des idées leur permettant de se passer des stéréotypes raciaux, idéologiques et impérialistes du genre de ceux que l'orientalisme a fournis pendant sa phase historique ascendante. Je considère que l'échec de l'orientalisme a été un échec humain tout autant qu'un échec intellectuel ; en effet, en ayant à s'opposer irréductiblement à une région du monde qu'il considérait comme "autre" que la sienne, l'orientalisme n'a pas été capable de s'identifier à l'expérience humaine, ni même de la considérer comme une expérience."
Author: Edward W. Said
19. "Genre boundaries are good for marketing but they all but disappear when you're a player."
Author: Esperanza Spalding
20. "Horror is so often a 'thinkless' genre, sort of considered popcorn movies, but you really put a lot of, not just heart and soul, but a lot of physical energy into it."
Author: Fran Kranz
21. "In the past, if you did film, you couldn't do stage, and if you did film, you certainly didn't do television. You had to pick what you wanted to be. Now it seems like we can bounce around, not only between genres, but between mediums, and I like that. I like change and I like a good story."
Author: Garret Dillahunt
22. "I love so many different genres. I love crime films - and unusual coming-of-age pieces."
Author: Geoffrey S. Fletcher
23. "Supernatural fiction contains its own generic borderland: a neutral territory, which Tzvetan Todorov calls 'the fantastic,' between 'the marvelous' and 'the uncanny.' According to Todorov, 'The fantastic is that hesitation experienced by a person who knows only the laws of nature, confronting an apparently supernatural event.' Once the event is satisfactorily explained (and sometimes it is never explained), we have left the fantastic for an adjacent genre - either 'the uncanny,' where the apparently supernatural is revealed as illusory, or 'the marvelous,' where the laws of ordinary reality must be revised to incorporate the supernatural. As long as uncertainty reigns, however, we are in the ambiguous realm of the fantastic."
Author: Howard Kerr
24. "Une population parfaitement déterminée est en mesure non seulement de contraindre un dirigeant à fuir son pays, mais également de faire reculer un candidat à l'occupation de son territoire par la mise en œuvre d'un formidable ensemble de stratégies disponible : boycotts et manifestations, occupations de locaux et sit-in, arrêts de travail et grèves générales, obstructions et sabotages, grève des loyers et des impôts, refus de coopérer, refus de respecter les couvre-feux ou la censure, refus de payer les amendes, insoumission et désobéissance civile en tout genre."
Author: Howard Zinn
25. "Down the road a bit, I would like to write a couple of stand-alone adult novels, especially in the horror genre. I've got lots of things up my sleeve."
Author: James Dashner
26. "We can study files for decades, but every so often we are tempted to throw up our hands and declare that history is merely another literary genre: the past is autobiographical fiction pretending to be a parliamentary report."
Author: Julian Barnes
27. "I've been told by a few people at conferences I have a rather academic approach to the subject matter that makes it easy for people to ask questions. I think some genre writers feel the need to "sell" or defend what they do, and so when a door opens to discuss their genre, regardless of what that genre is, they tend to get almost pushy. I'm comfortable with what I write. It is part of who I am. I don't really need to sell it. But if I'm asked, I'll explain it."
Author: Julie Ann Dawson
28. "I have created a new genre. It is a soulful creation that comes straight from my heart."
Author: Kailash Kher
29. "I think the industry is oblivious to the fact that most people listen to all kinds of stuff. I personally don't know of anyone who listens to only one genre of music. It's vanity because no one does."
Author: Keith Urban
30. "Singling out "women's fiction" for genre derision never fails to piss me off. Somehow worse when women do it. Case in pt: Editor says crowd-sourcing editorial for romance & erotica not bad idea b/c "no great artistry at stake" Yes, genre fiction not high art. But it's a craft we take seriously, writing for love of storytelling, not writing whatever sells."
Author: Kelley Armstrong
31. "I would give them (aspiring writers) the oldest advice in the craft: Read and write. Read a lot. Read new authors and established ones, read people whose work is in the same vein as yours and those whose genre is totally different. You've heard of chain-smokers. Writers, especially beginners, need to be chain-readers. And lastly, write every day. Write about things that get under your skin and keep you up at night."
Author: Khaled Hosseini
32. "Books in the YA genre, in particular, should use proper grammar because they're more of an example to young people than adults books are."
Author: Laura Kreitzer
33. "I love the science-fiction genre because there's always so many endless possibilities! It's a limitless genre and can be fun playing around with otherworldly ideas."
Author: Laura Mennell
34. "Toute ma vie, j'ai été habitué à ce que les autres se trompent sur mon compte. C'est le lot de tout homme public. Il lui faut une solide cuirasse; car s'il fallait donner des explications pour se justifier quand on se méprend sur vos intentions, la vie deviendrait insupportable. Je me suis fait une règle de ne jamais intervenir pour rectifier ce genre d'erreur, à moins que ne l'exige la cause que je défends. Ce principe m'a épargné bien du temps et bien des tracas."
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
35. "Novels, since the birth of the genre, have been full of rejected, seduced, and abandoned maidens, whose proper fate is to die..."
Author: Margaret Drabble
36. "With parody, you're referencing and sending up a particular genre, and mostly your material is going to be taken out of that genre."
Author: Marlon Wayans
37. "Clearly romantic comedy is my franchise genre, I don't mind saying that, it's true. I love doing them and hopefully always will do them."
Author: Meg Ryan
38. "Arthuriana has become a genre in itself, more like TV soap opera where people think they know the characters. All that's fair enough, but it does remove the mythic power of the feminine and masculine principles. So I prefer it in its original form, even if you have to wade through Mallory's 'Le Morte d'Arthur' -- people smashing people for pages and pages! It still has the resonances of myth about it, which makes it work for me. I don't want to know if Mordred led an unhappy childhood or not."
Author: Michael Moorcock
39. "But my problem with fantasy, and horror, and related genres, is that sometimes the problems are illogical."
Author: Octavia Butler
40. "...the materials of genre - specifically the paired genres of horror and the fantastic - in no way require the constrictions of formulaic treatment, and in fact naturally extend and evolve into the methods and concerns of its wider context, general literature."
Author: Peter Straub
41. "I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner."
Author: Pope Francis
42. "I love dabbling in different genres, and I like being good at different genres of cinema."
Author: Priyanka Chopra
43. "Nothing Alan Moore writes can be blah-blah-blahed," Park said solemnly.Eleanor shrugged and bit her lip."I'm beginning to think you shouldn't have started reading comics with a book that completely deconstructs the last fifty years of the genre," he said."All I'm hearing is blah, blah, blah, genre."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
44. "Zorro also is part of the bandido tradition, most closely associated with the possibly mythical Joaquin Murrieta and the historical Tiburcio Vasquez. As well as these local California legendary figures, Zorro is an American version of Robin Hood and similar heroes whose stories blend fiction and history, thus moving Zorro into the timeless realm of legend. The original story takes place in the Romantic era, but, more important, Zorro as Diego adds an element of poetry and sensuality, and as Zorro the element of sexuality, to the traditional Western hero. Not all Western heroes are, as D. H. Lawrence said of Cooper's Deerslayer, "hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer," but in the Western genre the hero and villain more often than not share these characteristics. What distinguishes Zorro is a gallantry, a code of ethics, a romantic sensibility, and most significant, a command of language and a keen intelligence and wit."
Author: Robert E. Morsberger
45. "The obsession with correct political belief and expression in art is stultifying the genre as it is necessarily exclusive. We are losing our voice in artificial, forced homogeny posing as tolerance. Propaganda-disguised-as-story drives readers away as agenda takes the place of wonder, excitement, character. and conflict."
Author: Scott M. Roberts
46. "I wasn't a fan of horror movies before 'Saw,' but through these films, I have definitely become a big fan and really come to respect and appreciate the genre and the fans that support it."
Author: Shawnee Smith
47. "Considered purely as effects-driven filmed drama, 'The Day After Tomorrow' checks in somewhere in the middle of one of Hollywood's most absurd and least lamented dead genres, the disaster pic of the '70s. It's a little better than 'Earthquake' but not as good as 'The Towering Inferno,' because it doesn't star Steve McQueen and Paul Newman."
Author: Stephen Hunter
48. "Anime has been good to me. I made and continue to make very little money at it, but the undying, feverish loyalty of the fans of the genre has been such a life-changing influence for me that I wanted to do everything I possibly could to help give something back to them."
Author: Steven Blum
49. "I came late to the genre of folk music."
Author: Tom Morello
50. "When highbrow critics accused Time of practicing personality journalism, Luce replied that Time did not invent the genre, the Bible did."
Author: Walter Isaacson

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