Design in art is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can't invent a design. You recognize it in the fourth dimension. That is with your blood and your bones as well as with your eyes.
Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It's when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life's not worth having.
A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.
Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.
The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.
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The art of living… is neither careless drifting on the one hand, nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.