The first mistake of art is to assume that it’s serious.

Lester Bangs Art Quote

It’s much easier to wear a Chairman Mao button and shake your fists in the air and all that then to actually read the Communist manifesto and things like that and actually become involved in politics.

Lester Bangs Politics Quote

Every great work of art has two faces one toward its own time and one toward the future toward eternity.

Lester Bangs Future Quote

As far as a truly radical conscience you have to take it as part of a larger thing that it was sort of historical inevitability that with the coming of a leaguer society people would start to use drugs a lot more then they had before.

Most of them are pretty down records pretty unhappy pretty confused. Which only reflects how people in general were feeling I mean really the sense that you get is society running down.

Lester Bangs Society Quotes