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A savant may outshine a …

26 Mar

A savant may outshine a savant; a poet never throws a poet into the shade.

William Shakespeare by Victor Hugo 

Poetry is the poet`s own. Let us be respectful before the …

15 Mar

Poetry is the poet`s own. Let us be respectful before the possible, of which no one knows the limit. Let us be attentive and serious before the extra – human, out of which we come, and which awaits us; but let us not degrade the great workers of the world by hypotheses of a mysterious assistance which is not necessary; let us leave to the brain that which belongs to it, and agree that the productions of genius are a superhuman offspring of man.

William Shakespeare by Victor Hugo 

We speak of Art as we speak of …

1 Mar

We speak of Art as we speak of Nature. Here are two terms of almost indeterminate meaning; to pronounce the one or the other of these words – Nature, Art – is to make a conjuration to call forth the ideal from the deeps, to draw aside one of the two great curtains of the divine creation. God manifests himself to us in the first degree through the life of the universe, and in the second through the thought of man. The second manifestation is not less holy than the first. The first is named Nature, the second is named Art. Hence this reality: the poet is a priest.

William Shakespeare by Victor Hugo 

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