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If we must suffer, it is better to create the world in which we suffer, and this is what heroes do spontaneously, artists do consciously, and all men do in their degree.
The imagination should queen it over the mind, with reason as her obsequious butler and memory as her underpaid maid-of-all-work.
To delight in possession is to allow the conceivability of dispossession.
Drift beautifully on the surface, and you will die unbeautifully in the depths.
Criticism prevents art from forgetting, prevents it from sinking into conformity.
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I used to go and flatten my nose against that window and absorb all I could of his art. It changed my life. I saw art then as I wanted to see it.
March 15, 1918
May 13, 1987
Richard David Ellmann was a prominent American literary critic and biographer of the Irish writers James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and William Butler Yeats. He won the U.S.
James Joyce (1959)
Oscar Wilde: Biographie (1987)
Yeats: The Man And The Masks (1948)
Four Dubliners (1987)
The Norton anthology of modern poetry (1973)
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