Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Greil Marcus on the impulse behind art.

"What’s the impulse behind art? It’s saying in whatever language is the language of your work, 'If I could move you as much as it moved me … if I can move anyone a tenth as much as that moved me, if I can spark the same sense of mystery and awe and surprise as that sparked in me, well that’s why I do what I do.'"

From 2013 SVA Commencement speech, quoted on BrainPickings May 14, 2013

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