Henry Adams

The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by five hundred readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the five hundred, he reaches the five hundred thousand.

Matthew Day Jackson

What’s under assault right now?’ he asks. ‘How a writer’s intellectual property is distributed, and how their work finds itself in the world, is really under assault. And for so many artists that’s where everything comes from.

Jed Perl

Artists felt alienated from the political scientists and social planners who cannot understand how anyone is able to make anything, particularly a work of art, spontaneously or directly – a primo. He probably also spoke for a more general artistic attitude when he defended the artist’s ability to create simply ” because he has it in him” against the social […]