W. Kandinsky: "There are no 'musts' in art." T.S. Eliot: "There is no freedom in art." Dostoievski character, after the ancient Middle East epigram: "Everything is permitted."
(R-rated weblog. Since one has been advised there is no Literature anymore, or even literature, only writing, one proceeds on the premise that this weblog qualifies as not-meaningless, since it is, or appears to be, a form of "writing." Image: Banksy.)
Thursday, January 24, 2008
About Those Credit Card Bills
"In answer to every letter from a creditor, write fifty lines on an extra-terrestrial subject and you will be saved."
My Heart Laid Bare, tr. N. Cameron, ed. P. Quennell (London: G. Weidenfeld, 1950), p. 162.