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SXSW 2012: The Best Cultural Quotes From The Panels

Bruce Sterling

First Posted: 03/19/2012 2:24 pm Updated: 03/19/2012 2:26 pm

A motley of thinkers and influencers in the cultural realm were out at SXSW's interactive portion, spreading their soundbite-ready opinions in hour-long panels throughout the festival. We've compiled the best quotes from the most culturally-relevant talks on the future of music, art and more, from the funnier one-liners to the ones that make you rethink your life. Click on for words of wisdom from quote master Bruce Sterling, New York Times columnist David Carr, Iranian cultural critic Saman Arbabi and more.

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"You become a good designer because you're a slut for design."

-Karl Gude, instructor of Visual & Graphic Communication at Michigan State University's School of Journalism (followed up with an apology to women)

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