Now, you go out to fucking Wyoming and go in a bar and mention the word poetry, and you’ll get a gun stuck up your ass. That’s the way America is. Whereas even guys who work in the street collecting garbage in Paris love nineteenth-century painting.
Jonathan Rosenbaum, “A Gun Up Your Ass: An Interview with Jim Jarmusch”, Cineaste, vol. XXII, no. 2, 1996, p. 23