Celebrities - Quote of the Week

It's almost impossible not to have read a book by polymath, Ray Tallis, who sounds curiously like Dan Hannan. Anyway, as a guest of the Cheltenham Literary Festival he began a talk with this definition of celebrity:

The collective emptyness, gawping at the individual emptyness.

And if you have really been reading the last post, you will realise it is what I have been on about.


Dave said...

They look at the Stars so they don't realise they're standing in shit. Or maybe they know that but don't want to think about it too much.
The more odious the characters in the soaps, the more popular the show. People need characters to look down on as well.
Celebrity and notoriety- both sides of the same coin?

Wrinkled Weasel said...

Excellent. I wish I had said that. (I will, I will)