Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

Dec 262019

The idea that art should relate to the audience is exactly backwards.

Nov 222019

It is to what we now call manic phases that we owe a great part of the imperishable works of human civilization.

Oct 252019

We invent most of what we purport to find in art, which we call great when our stories about it please us sufficiently.

Sep 122019

Yesterday’s distant dream, today’s brilliant innovation, tomorrow’s basic human right.

Aug 302019

Christianity is like life insurance: you have to die to collect.

Aug 202019

In art incompetence is usually taken for directness and sincerity.

Aug 152019

Art in which adults can take no pleasure is unfit for children.

Jul 252019

Many of the disorders of the psychology textbooks are quite useful in moderation, and not a few are outright virtues.

Jul 082019

It is on the most dubious propositions that we lavish our most ardent desires.

Jul 012019

To dominate someone is to think less often of him than he does of you, and to do this on a mass scale is fame.