Seeming

Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

Nov 222019
 

It is to what we now call manic phases that we owe a great part of the imperishable works of human civilization.

Oct 252019
 

We invent most of what we purport to find in art, which we call great when our stories about it please us sufficiently.

Sep 122019
 

Yesterday’s distant dream, today’s brilliant innovation, tomorrow’s basic human right.

Aug 302019
 

Christianity is like life insurance: you have to die to collect.

Aug 202019
 

In art incompetence is usually taken for directness and sincerity.

Aug 152019
 

Art in which adults can take no pleasure is unfit for children.

Jul 252019
 

Many of the disorders of the psychology textbooks are quite useful in moderation, and not a few are outright virtues.

Jul 082019
 

It is on the most dubious propositions that we lavish our most ardent desires.

Jul 012019
 

To dominate someone is to think less often of him than he does of you, and to do this on a mass scale is fame.

Jun 272019
 

Pleasure lies chiefly in anticipation and retrospection, the experience itself being necessary to ensure that neither is spoiled.