Most of the people who get sent to die in wars are young men who've got a lot of energy and would probably rather, in a better world, be putting that energy into copulation rather than going over there and blowing some other young man's guts out.
If the audience knew what they wanted then they wouldn't be the audience, they would be the artist.
Language comes first. It's not that language grows out of consciousness, if you haven't got language, you can't be conscious.
If you give me a typewriter and I'm having a good day, I can write a scene that will astonish its readers. That will perhaps make them laugh, perhaps make them cry - that will have some emotional clout to it. It doesn't cost much to do that.
Alfred A. Montapert