Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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Important emotion is a menace to those who live for their own selfish interest; so they have invented the philanthropic lie, and with that philanthropic lie have reduced the artist to the condition of a hostage. They have instituted an “Art Police,” a police which operates against deep-rooted human emotion…This new poet-hostage is always conspiring against their selfishness. To be this hostage one must put poetry at the center of one’s life.

Roberto Matta, “On Emotion”

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October 29, 2018 at 7:30 am

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  1. Nice to met him so i am here to see

    nicholasonline13

    October 29, 2018 at 9:56 am


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