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Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

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.

Jun 272016

The most pleasing aesthetic effect is the happy accident.

Jun 162016

At least you can deal with the devil; God just pushes everyone around.