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Quote Left Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony. Quote Right
Quote Left Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal. Quote Right
Quote Left Every neurosis is a primitive form of legal proceeding in which the accused carries on the prosecution, imposes judgment and executes the sentence: all to the end that someone else should not perform the same process. Quote Right
Quote Left Reasons for not keeping a notebook: 1) the ambiguity of the reader Quote Right
Quote Left Literature is the human activity that takes the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty. Quote Right
Quote Left A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit h... Quote Right
Quote Left In the American metaphysic, reality is always material reality, hard, resistant, unformed, impenetrable, and unpleasant. Quote Right
Quote Left A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment. Quote Right
Quote Left Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood. Quote Right
Quote Left The immature artist imitates. The mature artist steals. Quote Right
Quote Left Literature is the human activity that make the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty. Quote Right
Quote Left The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination. Quote Right
Quote Left We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us. Quote Right
Quote Left We are all ill: but even a universal sickness implies an idea of health. Quote Right