Any general statement is like a check drawn on a bank. Its value depends on what is there to meet it.
I have never known anyone worth a damn who wasn’t irascible.
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.
Good art however ‘immoral’ is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise.
Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.
Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
It occurred to me that I just didn’t see how I could go ahead and continue to eat meat. It just seemed so… cannibalistic to me. And so, I’m a vegetarian, and I have been ever since.
The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.
Wars are made to make debt.