“I am well aware that I have never written anything but fictions. I do not mean to say, however, that truth is therefore absent. It seems to me that the possibility exists for fiction to function in truth. One ‘fictions’ history on the basis of a political reality that makes it true, one ‘fictions’ a politics not yet in existence on the basis of a historical truth.”
– Michael Focault
“Don’t try to be an artist. Find the thing within you that needs to be expressed. You might find it is art.”
– Duane Michals
The problem with art statements is not complex writing, it is bullshit passing as complicated writing.
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
– T. S. Eliot (1934)
Time is the school in which we learn,
Time is the fire in which we burn.
– Delmore Schwartz