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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger makes it sexy.

“I think that I have the talent of speaking the language in such a way so that the world understands it rather than making it complicated,” he said.


“We play the lyre on all its strings:from violence to religion, from art to politics.”
- Benito Mussolini, 1932, from MOMA’s Chaos and Classicism show


Antanas Mockus, was a mayor of Bogota Columbia who used innovative, creative methods to build civil society. The following is from an interview between Mockus and Pedro Reyes (From Marisa’ Jahn’s Byproduct)

PR: How do you imagine the role of the artist as social agent?

AM: I think one could veery convincingly put forward: “Commit art, not terrorism.” Art is capable of producing commotions on par with a terrorist act, installing itself in the people’s memory and imagination. Art is a route, more laborious, but a route nonetheless.

Almost every form of violence has a symbolic component, since the perpetrators strive to stir emotions in order to produce meaning. You can achieve the same result without causing physical harm.


“There’s always something being said. What I used to say to comics all the time was, if you’re gonna stand on stage and talk to a room full of people, you might want to figure out what you wanna say.” –Dylan Brody

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