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February 1, 2009

This man's reflection on the Inaugural Poem

(as adapted by me, on quotes of others, on admittedly different subjects)

“Art obstinately stands out as the one justifiably aristocratic system, which is reduced to nonsense the instant it abandons the aristocratic principle. “
Brigid Brophy

“Abstract art [is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.”
Al Capp

“The flower that tempted the wind to carry its perfume died yesterday.”
Adonis (a contemporary Persian poet)

"Fame is something one earns; celebrity something one cultivates or has thrust upon himself. One can become a celebrity without pretense to talent or achievement.
(Paris Hilton, anyone . . . or JFK Jr.?)
Joseph Epstein

Posted by respeto at February 1, 2009 3:37 PM