Wolfe (w¢lf), Thomas
Known as "Tom."
American writer. A leading exponent of New Journalism, he has written extensively on popular culture. His works include _The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test_ (1968) and _The Right Stuff_ (1979).
A cult is a religion with
no political power.
Tom Wolfe (b. 1931), U.S. journalist, author. In Our Time, ch. 2, "Jonestown" (1980).
The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually
an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example
of freedom from religion.
Tom Wolfe (b. 1931), U.S. author, journalist. International Herald Tribune (Paris, 8 Sept. 1988).
I'd rather be a lightning
rod than a seismograph.
Ken Kesey (b. 1935), U.S. author. Quoted in: Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, ch. 1 (1968).
A liberal is a conservative
who has been arrested.
Tom Wolfe (b. 1931), U.S. author, journalist. Bonfire of the Vanities, ch. 24 (1987).
Modernism and Postmodernism
Not "Seeing is Believing," you ninny, but "Believing
is Seeing." For modern art has become completely literary: the paintings
and other works exist only to illustrate the text.
Tom Wolfe (b. 1931), U.S. journalist, author. The Painted Word, ch. 1 (1975).
Napoleon wanted to turn Paris
into Rome under the Caesars, only with louder music and more marble. And
it was done. His architects gave him the Arc de Triomphe and the Madeleine.
His nephew Napoleon III wanted to turn Paris into Rome with Versailles
piled on top, and it was done. His architects gave him the Paris Opera,
an addition to the Louvre, and miles of new boulevards.
Tom Wolfe (b. 1931), U.S. journalist, author. _From Bauhaus to Our House_, Introduction (1981).
We are always acting on what
has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago.
We think we're in the present, but we aren't. The present we know is only
a movie of the past.
Tom Wolfe (b. 1931), U.S. author, journalist. Ken Kesey's philosophy, as explained in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, ch. 11 (1968).