Quote for Today: Douglas Coupland

Somaprabha and a Celestial Nymph Listening to Music, from a Kathasaritsagara Painting; ca 1590
Somaprabha and a Celestial Nymph Listening to Music
Kathasaritsagara Painting, ca 1590

People listening to songs are like people reading novels: for a few minutes, for a few hours, someone else gets to come in and hijack that part of your brain that’s always thinking. A good book or song kidnaps your interior voice and does all the driving. With the artist in charge you’re free for a little while to leave your body and be someone else.

Douglas CouplandPlayer One: What Is to Become of Us

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