Monday, July 7

The come-back begins with Henry James (1843-1916)


“Art lives upon discussion, upon experiment, upon curiosity, upon variety of attempt, upon the exchange of views and the comparison of standpoints; and there is a presumption that those times when no one has anything particular to say about it, and has no reason to give for practice or preference, though they may be times of honor, are not times of development—are times, possibly even, a little of dullness.” (Henry James, The Art of Fiction, 1884)

4 comments:

Delightfully Imperfect said...

It is a delight to see you back. I so enjoy the spirit of your blog.

Anonymous said...

thank you, delightfully imperfect. and I think I am going purchase your book and enjoy reading it.
thanks for your kind friendship.

katayoun

Anonymous said...

"going to purchase," is what i meant.

SERENDIP said...

Great quote. Loved it.