We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Kitsch Quotes from Jon Landau, Sting, Marcel Wanders, Rosamunde Pilcher, Don Winslow. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
The Rolling Stones have been the best of all possible worlds: they have the lack of pretension and sentimentality associated with the blues, the rawness and toughness of hard rock, and the depth which always makes you feel that they are in the midst of saying something. They have never impressed me as being kitsch.
The Super Bowl is Americana at its most kitsch and fun.
For me, true kitsch has nothing to do with irony. It’s very honest. It represents what people like, their dreams.
In Germany, I have been called the Queen of Kitsch, but I don’t mind that – as long as people buy the books.
In the first place, it’s surreal to watch filming, to see the little ideas you had in your head and now Taylor Kitsch is doing it, or Salma Hayek. And then to see it loud and bright onscreen is a trip.
Architectural kitsch is most common in the commercial pop vernacular – typified by the Big Duck of 1931 in Flanders, New York, a Long Island roadside poultry stand resembling a duck, which Venturi and Scott Brown made a cult object through their writings.
When applied to politics and taken to its extreme, kitsch is the mask of death. Fascism was all aesthetics. There was no core principle to it. There was no truth to it.
People talk about Bollywood being very kitsch, and just songs and dances, and over the top and colorful.
Ultimately Warhol’s private moral reference was to the supreme kitsch of the Catholic church.
Working with Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch was incredible.
Kitsch is more dangerous than it looks when taken to the extreme.
I work really hard not to have a kitsch tone to any of my work, particularly radio stuff, which sometimes goes in that direction on certain programs.
Ireland is a series of stories that have been told to us, starting with the Irish Celtic national revival. I never believed in ‘Old Ireland.’ It has been made all of kitsch by the diaspora, looking back and deciding what Ireland is. Yes, it is green. Yes, it is friendly. I can’t think of anything else for definite.
18th century opera is packed with emotion, but contains not a trace of kitsch. Only with the ‘thees’ and ‘thous’ of Victorian poetry does the disease begin to grow in our poetic tradition.
One of the questions that has most bothered me in my reflections on culture is the question of kitsch. Just what is it? When did it begin? And why?