Pleasure lies chiefly in anticipation and retrospection, the experience itself being necessary to ensure that neither is spoiled.
Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.
It is the progressives, though they sneer at the Christians, who are most thoroughly convinced of grace by faith.
Those who suffer for their art usually make you suffer for it too.
Fiction: imaginary people, real problems. Sports: imaginary problems, real people.
American cities are dotted by hulks of jagged, rusting metal, abandoned, seemingly without function, surrounded by endless expanses of concrete. This is the public sculpture.
Musical taste ossifies early for the same reason mathematicians peak young.
A savage can be a proper host: it takes civilization to be a proper guest.
Good artists steal, great artists are stolen from.
conspiracy : party :: cult : church
Only atheists take the Bible literally.