Quotes of Genre

“ I don't like rock. Honestly, I like to listen to it, but it's not for me. There's a lot of musical genres that I find interesting, but they don't suit me. It's one thing to listen to different genres, but to perform a genre that isn't yours is counterproductive. ”

- Luis Miguel

“ One might say that the true subject of the horror genre is the struggle for recognition of all that our civilization represses and oppresses. ”

- Robin Wood

“ A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant. ”

- Jean Francois Lyotard

“ In a genre where most of the artists are one-hit wonders, I've been able to hang around longer than most serious acts. I pride myself in being a very talented leech. ”

- Al Yankovic

“ If one horror film hits, everyone says, 'Let's go make a horror film.' It's the genre that never dies. ”

- George A. Romero

“ I don't know if I am simply anything, but I have never felt drawn up into any sub-field or splinter genre. Not a good strategy for a career, I think. ”

- Robert Reed

“ The concept of improvisation is an idea that's very close to my heart, but I can manifest that in a lot of different genres. It really comes from a jazz sensibility. ”

- Herbie Hancock

“ The biggest misconception about us is that we're just a rock band. We think our music is a cross-section of many genres; a hybrid of what the six of us have grown up on. ”

- Brad Delson

“ The only thing stupider than making a painting was making a representational painting, and of all the genres the most dead and seemingly bankrupt was portraiture. ”

- Chuck Close

“ I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet, but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ Poetry, the genre of purest beauty, was born of a truncated woman: her head severed from her body with a sword, a symbolic penis. ”

- Andrea Dworkin

“ Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe, a type of man who does not want to give reasons or to be right but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ I have so many genres that I'm into. Weezer. Ludicrous is pretty great. New wave. I'm into the old stuff too. I like classical too. Missy Elliot kicks some ass. She's new and fierce and freaky. I like that. I like a little bit of everything though. I'm pretty open as long as it's good. ”

- Michelle Rodriguez

“ I go by the role pretty much. And I think the only genre I haven't gotten to do but I'd love to is a western, but no one has ever asked me to do that. Unfortunately they are very few and far between these days, but that is one type of film I'd love to do. ”

- Sam Neill

“ What you call the Golden Age tradition of stringing stories together into novels was not so much a tradition as a consequence of the fact that almost no genre SF novels were published between 1926 and 1946. ”

- James Gunn
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