Whether or not the last shall be first, the target demographic is apparent.
Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.
Many social institutions, like religion, work best when no one knows quite how.
Every modern religion denies, as a matter of theology, that it is a religion.
We venerate artists who die too young to answer questions.
Enlightenment philosophy is Christianity without the serpent.
I hate modern architecture, but it hated me first.
The idea that art should relate to the audience is exactly backwards.
It is to what we now call manic phases that we owe a great part of the imperishable works of human civilization.
We invent most of what we purport to find in art, which we call great when our stories about it please us sufficiently.
Yesterday’s distant dream, today’s brilliant innovation, tomorrow’s basic human right.