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 Pauline Kael - “Kevin Costner has feathers in his hair and feathers in his head. The Indians should have called him 'Plays with Camera.”
 Pauline Kael - “Trash has given us an appetite for art.”
 Pauline Kael - “The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself.”
 Pauline Kael - “Kevin Costner has feathers in his hair and feathers in his head. The Indians should have called him 'Plays with Camera.'”
 Pauline Kael - “This movie is a toupee made up to look like honest baldness.”
 Pauline Kael - “One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence for the superior tastes of those who put him down.”
 Pauline Kael - “Just about the best Hollywood musical of all time.”
 Pauline Kael - “About 20 years ago, upon seeing him in Street Smart, ... Is Morgan Freeman America's best actor”
 Pauline Kael - “Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them.”
 Pauline Kael - “The words Kiss Kiss Bang Bang which I saw on an Italian movie poster, are perhaps the briefest statement imaginable of the basic appeal of movies”
 Pauline Kael - “Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them”
 Pauline Kael - “says Lopez. ''They're right near where I live and they have such a great film program over there it seemed a perfect place for it.”
 Pauline Kael - “It seems likely that many of the young who don't wait for others to call them artists, but simply announce that they are, don't have the patience to make art.”
 Pauline Kael - “I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.”
 Pauline Kael - “Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture that seems as fresh now as the day it opened. It may seem even fresher.”
 Pauline Kael - “Watching old movies is like spending an evening with those people next door. They bore us, and we wouldn't go out of our way to see them we drop in on them because they're so close. If it took some effort to see old movies, we might try to find out which were the good ones, and if people saw only the good ones maybe they would still respect old movies. As it is, people sit and watch movies that audiences walked out on thirty years ago. Like Lot's wife, we are tempted to take another look, attracted not by evil but by something that seems much more shameful -- our own innocence.”
 Pauline Kael - “A book might be written on the injustice of the just.”
 Pauline Kael - “The words ''Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,'' which I saw on an Italian movie poster, are perhaps the briefest statement imaginable of the basic appeal of movies. This appeal is what attracts us, and ultimately what makes us despair when we begin to understand how seldom movies are more than this.”
 Pauline Kael - “A mistake in judgment isn't fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is”
 Pauline Kael - “In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.”
 Pauline Kael - “The critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.”
 Pauline Kael - “Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.”
 Pauline Kael - “Art doesn't come in measured quantities it's got to be too much or it's not enough.”
 Pauline Kael - “I believe that we respond most and best to work in any art form (and to other experience as well) if we are pluralistic, flexible, relative in our judgments, if we are eclectic.”
 Pauline Kael - “A mistake in judgment isn't fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.”

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