Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
The image is more than an idea. It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas and is endowed with energy.
Somebody said that I am the last American living the tragedy of Europe.
I have never known anyone worth a damn who wasn't irascible.
Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.
It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If the artist must marry let him find someone more interested in art, or his art, or the artist part of him, than in him. After which let them take tea together three times a week.
Literature is news that stays news.
The modern artist must live by craft and violence. His gods are violent gods. Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife, are uninteresting.
The jargon of sculptors is beyond me. I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female, apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner.
All great art is born of the metropolis.
If a patron buys from an artist who needs money, the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates.
Either move or be moved.
No verse is libre for the man who wants to do a good job.
I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them.
Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.
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