Offensive is frequently but a synonym for “unusual,” and a great work of art is, of course, always original and thus, by its very nature, should come as a more or less “shocking surprise.” – John Ray Jr., PhD, editor; Preface for the book “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabakov
If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn’t call it genius.
It takes a lifetime of studying the various forms of bullshit to be able to bullshit bullshit– and go on existing in one’s own incoherencies as though a perfectly “coherent” member of “rational society.”
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.
“There are only two kinds of artists – revolutionaries & plagiarists.” Paul Gaugin
An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way. – Charles Bukowski