Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Art is the activity that exalts and denies simultaneously. ‘No artist tolerates reality,’ says Nietzsche. That is true, but no artist can get along without reality. Artistic creation is a demand for unity and a rejection of the world. But it rejects the world on account of what it lacks and in the name of what it sometimes is.
I’m a realistic romantic. That’s possible you know.