Monday, December 26, 2016

curious Dialogues

True culture operates by exaltation and force, while the European ideal of art attempts to cast the mind into an attitude distant from force but addicted to exaltation.

(Antonin Artaud, The Theater and its Double, 1938, tr. Mary Caroline Richards)

In short, from Morning till Night, they did nothing but quarrel; and there passed many curious Dialogues between them, which I shall not here repeat, for, as I hope to be read by the polite World, I would avoid every thing of which they can have no idea.

(Sarah Fielding, The Adventures of David Simple, 1744)

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