Walter Pater – Such discussions help us very…

Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art…


“Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art or poetry, to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them, or to use words like beauty, excellence, art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have.”
-Walter Pater

Susan Sontag – For those who live neither…

For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of…


“For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied.”
-Susan Sontag