Seeming

Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

Sep 152014
 

Sanity is correspondence at the expense of coherence. Madness is coherence at the expense of correspondence.

Aug 112014
 

One can achieve certain intense aesthetic experiences only at the cost of missing out on others entirely.

Aug 082014
 

Exceptionally bad art sometimes acquires a constituency, as famous murderers attract marriage proposals.

Aug 072014
 

Art corrupts politics more than politics corrupts art.

Jul 142014
 

Monotheism is the most conspicuous failure of the principle of parsimony.

Jul 092014
 

You can smoke all you like in the movies, but you can’t cough without dying.

Jun 132014
 

People praise sincerity in art because they cannot bear the idea that an artist can imitate their deepest thoughts and feelings while remaining unmoved by them.

May 282014
 

Religion without doctrine and ritual is nothing, or as we now say, spirituality.