Seeming – Everything

Seeming

Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

Jul 162021
 

There ought to be a small but discernible difference between your favorites and what you think best: a large difference is snobbery, and no difference is also snobbery, of an opposite kind.

Jul 142021
 

The worst disaster in the movies is to find a bag of money.

Jun 212021
 

The more that is shown, the less that is suggested; and to show everything, suggesting nothing, is pornography, regardless of the subject.

May 312021
 

The contemporary doctrine that art should shock, and the greater the shock the better the art, is the last twilit ruin of Longinian aesthetics — sublimity for a jaded age.

May 132021
 

The punishment for a hit is to watch your aging audience stifle their boredom while they wait for you to play it, at every show, until you quit or die.

Apr 142021
 

For every piece of pornography, no matter how crude or explicit, critics can be found to praise its bold, transgressive, sophisticated commentary on the acts in question.