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.
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Genius is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
Technique is the test of sincerity. If a thing isn't worth getting the technique to say, it is of inferior value.
Nothing written for pay is worth printing. Only what has been written against the market.
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.
Good art however 'immoral' is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise.
I have always thought the suicide should bump off at least one swine before taking off for parts unknown.
No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If the artist must marry let him find someone more interested in art, or his art, or the artist part of him, than in him. After which let them take tea together three times a week.
The jargon of sculptors is beyond me. I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female, apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner.
A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism.