CBC Arts quotes of the week: Kids say the darnedest things about CanCon

Who does Saoirse Ronan compare to a "blonde Canadian Jesus?" Find the answer in CBC Arts' round-up of the best culture quotes this week.

Thoughts on Game of Thrones, Arcade Fire and 'Canadian Jesus' make our soundbite round-up this week

She had us at "Canadian Jesus." Saoirse Ronan talks Ryan Gosling in CBC Arts' favourite culture quotes of the week. (Canadian Press)

One week into 2016, and the biggest names in arts already have plenty to say. CBC Arts scanned the week's headlines, including stories from our friends at CBC News, CBC Radio, CBC Music and CBC Books, for the best cultural quotables of the last seven days. 

(Norman Wong)

Stars' Torquil Campbell talks to CBC Arts about his one-man show, The Rockefeller Project.

(Canadian Press)

George R. R. Martin on his delayed Game of Thrones book, Winds of Winter, via CBC News.

(Canadian Press)

Guy Maddin's The Forbidden Room won honours for best Canadian film at the Toronto Film Critics Association awards this week, and CBC News was there to hear the director's plans for the prize money.

(Canadian Press)

Jane Fonda discusses her new favourite movie star in a January 3 blog post, and she hasn't even seen Mad Max.

(Ted Grant)

Ted Grant, recent Order of Canada recipient, tells CBC's On the Coast how he captured his legendary photographs.

(Canadian Press)

Author Emma Donoghue discusses Room on q.

(Canadian Press)

Ghost World graphic novelist Daniel Clowes joins the boycott of the 2016 Angoulême Grand Prix for cartoonists, via CBC Books.

(Canadian Press)

Painter Robert Bateman answers the Proust Questionnaire for CBC Radio's The Next Chapter.

(Canadian Press)

"It's Ser-sha, like inertia." With those words, spoken at the Hollywood Film Awards in November, Ryan Gosling clarified the correct pronunciation of Saoirse Ronan's name for the world. Her response this week...

(CBC Music)

CBC Music asked a bunch of kids to review the Arcade Fire song "Wake Up" and because kids say the darnedest things about CanCon...

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