Saturday, June 06, 2015


I don’t really know whether art can exist without a certain degree of tranquillity or spiritual poise; without a certain amount of quiet you can have neither philosophy nor religion nor painting nor poetry. And as one of the specialties of modern life is to abolish this quiet, we are in danger of losing our arts together with the quiet of the soul that art demands.

- Saul Bellow

1 comment:

Albert Decker said...

Yes...the quiet. For this reason I live increasingly alone.