Seeming

Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

Oct 122016
 

Religion will persist forever because of reality’s stubborn refusal to accord with our primitive notions of justice.

Sep 282016
 

The novel often triumphs as a lived experience and always fails as a recollected one.

Sep 012016
 

Photographs do not steal your soul, only your memories.

Aug 172016
 

There is bad art about which one can say a good deal, and great art about which one can say nothing.

Jun 272016
 

The most pleasing aesthetic effect is the happy accident.

Jun 162016
 

At least you can deal with the devil; God just pushes everyone around.

Jun 152016
 

Celebrated mediocrity augurs obscure excellence.

Apr 292016
 

You can talk people into art, but you can’t talk them out of it.

Apr 252016
 

America’s religion is not Christianity; it is self-help.