Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Critical, as distinguished from creative

"Neither scholars nor the populace have sung or read anything generation after generation because of its pain."


"... just in so far as [the artist's] mind dwells on what is impermanent in his sense, on all that 'modern experience and the discussion of our interests' ... will his mind losing rhythm grow critical, as distingished from creative, and his emotions wither."

W. B. Yeats, quoted by Golston, as below

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