Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quote for the Day

Your new album in part critiques the Iraq war. Do you think that art can still impact the conversation when it comes to politics?

I don't think politics can impact politics. No matter what we do, it doesn't impact anything. I feel like it's unfurling in a way that it can't stop, no matter what you say. Do I think art can change the world? When I have that question in my mind, I think of Bob Dylan, who wrote songs about losers; he romanticized losers. I think he created empathy. How much do you care about other people, or do you just not care about them at all? To me, that's politics.

-- The always irrepressible Laurie Anderson, in an L.A. Times interview

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