Seeming

Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

Nov 272014
 

Any sufficiently naive use of the word “science” is indistinguishable from the word “magic.”

Nov 062014
 

Beauty that does not in some way modify your standards for beauty is kitsch.

Oct 132014
 

Sometimes it is the work of art that looks at you and finds you wanting.

Sep 292014
 

Whether joy and suffering are regarded as immoral depends on which comes first.

Sep 192014
 

Most of the great art ever produced has been destroyed, forgotten, or unrecognized.

Sep 162014
 

Man oscillates continuously between wishing to remain exactly as he is and wishing to become something, anything else.

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.