Convention Quotes

On stage, generally speaking, the story is stopped or held back by songs, because that's the convention. Audiences enjoy the song and the singer, that's the point.
Audiences
Back
Because
Enjoy
Generally
Held
Point
Singer
Song
Songs
Speaking
Stage
Stopped
Ever since Romanticism, an oppositional mode, artists have the right, and indeed the duty, to attack social convention. But it is ridiculous and in fact self-infantilizing for them to expect to be financially supported by the general public whom they are insulting.
Artists
Attack
Duty
Ever
Expect
Fact
Financially
General
General public
In fact
Indeed
Insulting
Mode
Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.
Because
Conventional
Criticism
Departure
Fury
Largely
People
Regard
Themselves
The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists.
Like
Media
Sounds
The bravest person I've ever met was a young boy going through massive amounts of treatment for a very rare, complex and unpleasant disease. I last saw him at a Discworld convention, where he chose to take part in a game as an assassin. He died not long afterwards, and I wish I had his fortitude and sense of style.
Afterwards
Amount
Assassin
Boy
Bravest
Chose
Complex
Died
Disease
Ever
Fortitude
Game
Going
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
Adult
After
Arrested
Been
Chance
Child-like
Cocoon
Continuing
Contrary
Develop
Development
Given
Habit

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