American Author

Thoughts Collected

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“A Promise”

I will never

return

the Holy Grail

to its ‘rightful owners.’

Leonard Cohen (RIP, 2016)

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  If it can be used again, it is not wisdom but theory.

James Richardson

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Tragedy means to die . . .  for that vacant parsonage, Posterity.

Robert Lowell, “Marlowe”

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Reason panders will.

Hamlet

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Art is limitation; the essence of every painting is the frame.

G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

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 The first abuse of power is not realizing that you have it.

James Richardson

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Materialists and madmen never have doubts.

G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

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 In the hall of pain, what abundance on the table.

Czeslaw Milosz, “The Separate Notebooks”

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The task of the artist is ‘to lend duration to Genesis.’

Jean Gebser citing the artist Paul Klee