Go ahead quote me

Paul Beatty.
Paul Beatty.
Katy Perry.
Katy Perry.
Marc Maron.
Marc Maron.

They made me teach a satire class: I gave students books that violated the rules. People look for secrets and keys - I want to show them there is no one way to do stuff.

BOOKER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR PAUL BEATTY


If you're all about 'the people', but you don't want to help 'the people' because you don't want to say things when things get tough, then what are you about? Protecting your brand? Making sure you don't lose zeros in your bank account?

POP STAR KATY PERRY on her political wakening

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We're all designed to carry the burdens of others fairly easily and it's something we all avoid at all costs, and it's really kind of tragic.

PODCAST HOST MARC MARON on connecting with other people

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