Saturday, February 15, 2014

What art is for

He shook his head. “It wouldn’t seem like anything!”
     “Now wait,” she said. “It seems like something, doesn’t it? when they scare poor Falstaff in the woods? When Madame Butterfly kills herself? When the stone man, the man of white marble, comes clomping into Don Giovanni’s dining room, bump bump bump? That’s what art is for, isn’t it? to take something measly—measly in comparison with the universe—and make it count for something?”
     --From Variation West


  1. That's as quotable as anything Dorothy Parker ever said. I can't wait to see the novel! Thanks so much for sharing, Nancy.

  2. You're welcome, Carol! I'm glad you're enjoying the quotations; you'll certainly enjoy the novel, then. :)