A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there... Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.
A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations.
Either move or be moved.
But the one thing you should. not do is to suppose that when something is wrong with the arts, it is wrong with the arts ONLY.
All great art is born of the metropolis.
A general loathing of a gang or sect usually has some sound basis in instinct.
Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.