Quote of the Day
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”