It’s not navy, it’s midnight blue.
— Christoph Waltz about his outfit at Oscar’s
You can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at.
— Tina Fey
Under monopoly all mass culture is identical, and the lines of its artificial framework begin to show through. The people at the top are no longer so interested in concealing monopoly: as its violence becomes more open, so its power grows. Movies and radio need no longer pretend to be art. The truth that they are just business is made into an ideology in order to justify the rubbish they deliberately produce. They call themselves industries; and when their directors’ incomes are published, any doubt about the social utility of the finished products is removed.
— Theodor Adorno