Words matter. These are the best Insular Quotes from famous people such as Mitski, Mark Hamill, Juliette Lewis, Mark Leyner, Alexander McQueen, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I lived abroad most of my life in insular international communities.
I live in a sort of insular world. It’s mostly my family, my house, staying home and working.
I used to be really insular, really introverted. I couldn’t articulate myself.
‘Et Tu, Babe’ was born out of my absolute certainty that a writer’s life was solitary and insular, and I was happy with that. I love reading and writing; it’s my whole life.
You can get insular with fashion.
I’m really honored that Bon Iver gives me a platform to do whatever I want, but there’s only so much time you can spend digging through yourself before you become insular. I’m not in a hurry to go back to that temperature.
The insular arrogance of the English character is a commonplace joke.
Before ‘Fallen,’ I’d written love stories and more love stories. I’d fallen in love with love stories – but they were also beginning to feel just a little bit too insular, too small.
When I record, it’s this very precious and insular thing.
If I’m not working, I have a habit of becoming rather insular.
As a nation, we English tend to be self-deprecating, looking down on ourselves. We’re insular but also flexible, whereas in Germany, it’s a case of besser wissen – we know better. That’s very Deutsch. People are never frightened to tell you what you’re doing wrong, in a way that would never happen in England.
I don’t think about being the Colin Firth of the gardening world. I live a very insular world based around my family and my home, and to them I’m not the Colin Firth of anything.
Working on TV can be quite insular.
‘Lonerism’ is such an insular, detached album.
Acting is a really insular thing.
I often think of the novel as a form that celebrates social groups, and the short story being a form that is capable of celebrating an individual or a sort of insular little pair of people.
I do have strong feelings about the aristocracy: they serve a purpose, but it’s a sort of insular strand of society.
I think actors are at the mercy of the opportunities presented to them. So you kind of have to wait for them to choose you. My music is insular – I can choose that.
My reasons for getting into the entertainment business weren’t entirely selfless. Hollywood as an industry can at times be insular and doesn’t understand the market very well. I saw an opportunity in that fact.
If there’s one thing I don’t have, it’s an insular bone.
I became insular because at home there was no space to grow or to evolve, everything was tight and there was no room to breathe. People don’t realise how that affects you as a kid. I wasn’t allowed to speak, so my expression was football.
My thing with New York was that it felt so insular. When I went to L.A., everybody I knew was a cool, amazing musician. In New York, they’d be hunkered down trying to form a band. But in L.A., guys in bands were also playing with other artists, touring with other artists, and collaborating with other artists.
When I’m making a song that’s very Grimes, it just feels very insular and it feels weird to have someone else do something on it.
I think actually performing on stage when everyone’s facing you and you’re one person facing them, that is quite a lonely thing in a strange way. You have to be quite insular from everybody else, you’ve got thousands of people staring at you and you’re just on your own.
We have got so caught up in an insular world that swings between our phones, our computers and our heads that we have forgotten to look out of the window, and say, ‘Hey! It’s raining.’
I think it’s important for whatever you are doing, even if it’s a collection, to seek outside advice. If your world becomes too insular, it limits your creativity.
Real cultural diversity results from the interchange of ideas, products, and influences, not from the insular development of a single national style.
There is no denying that entertainment industries are insular, but you can’t generalise that statement and apply it to everyone.
The film industry not only in India but also Hollywood is insular. It’s inward-looking.
The thing about places like Trinidad and Jamaica is that they can be very musically insular. There isn’t much space for kids making hip-hop, electronic music, or hybrid genres.