Friday, June 16, 2006

Rebecca West Says -

Here is something I found thought provoking from Rebecca West's book, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. It's on page 55 of the Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics edition:
Art is not a plaything, but a necessity, and its essence, form, is not a decorative adjustment, but a cup into which life can be poured and lifted to the lips and be tasted. If one's own existence has no form, if its events do not come handily to mind and disclose their significance, we feel about ourselves as if we were reading a bad book.

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