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“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.”
“[It] was a secular cathedral, dedicated to the rites of travel.”
“A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.”
“One gets tired of the role critics are supposed to have in this culture: It's like being the piano player in a whorehouse; you don't have any control over the action going on upstairs.”
“Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis are to the American novel.”
“Transportation made sublimation literal. It conveyed evil to another world.”
“[The prisons are] the monuments of Australia-the Paestums [of] an extraordinary time-an effort to exile en masse a whole class.”
“A Gustave Courbet portrait of a trout has more death in it than Rubens could get in a whole Crucifixion.”
“Woven through these galleries are some of the most deliriously awful canvases of the 19th century high-finance porn of the ripest sort.”
“We want to create a sort of linguistic Lourdes, where evil and misfortune are dispelled by a dip in the waters of euphemism”
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