Seeming

Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

Mar 072017
 

Those who say they don’t believe in love, or art, or politics, or God, always believe acutely, piercingly, in their disbelief.

Jan 262017
 

The demand for revelation has not slackened; the churches have merely lost their monopoly.

Jan 042017
 

Ugliness, incompetence, immaturity: these have become ideologies — no longer failures but ends in themselves.

Nov 292016
 

Artists should be judged by their best work. Architects do not have this luxury.

Nov 102016
 

For most of history it was prohibited for the mass of men to express themselves: then, briefly, it was permitted: now it is required.

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.