Posts Tagged Rebecca West
The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter,
one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
Art is so much more real than life. Some art is much more real than some life, I mean.
All art deals with the absurd and aims at the simple.
Art does the same things dreams do. We have a hunger for dreams and art fulfills that hunger. So much of real life is a disappointment. That’s’ why we have art.
–Joyce Carol Oates
Real art has the capacity to make us nervous.
I try to teach my heart not to want things it can’t have.
I didn’t fear failure. I expected failure.
Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be.