Thursday, May 26, 2011

Borges on Music, states of happiness, mythology

"Music, states of happiness, mythology, faces belabored by time, certain twilights and certain places try to tell us something, or have said something we should not have missed, or are about to say something; this imminence of a revelation which does not occur is, perhaps, the aesthetic phenomenon."
Jorge Luis Borges , The Wall and the Books

Friday, May 13, 2011

Aleister Crowley on Underestimating the Artist

"The average man cannot believe that an artist may be as serious and highminded an observer of life as the professed man of science." —Confessions, p.138