Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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Max Jacob

The goal of art is artistic emotion, brought about in a certain way. Everything not that way in all its ups and downs and its limitations only weighs down and weakens. The best effect is reached by exercising the freest choice of artistic ideas, not at all those of philosophers. To delight in useless beauty is to spoil a child by too much love. Weakness when faced with inspiration leads to weakness when faced with the reader. Art’s obligations are the ones imposed on the artist by himself, in his own logic.

Max Jacob, “Words in Freedom”

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April 29, 2016 at 7:30 am

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  1. That is a great quote for Artists, of all mediums to live by. I’m a young artist, just starting out a blog, it would be awesome if you could check it out!


    April 29, 2016 at 8:41 am

  2. I Really like your Blog!


    May 17, 2016 at 9:45 am

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