In general, the blork blog is a “no quote zone” because I don’t like the way people bandy quotes around like gumdrops, reducing our collective wisdom to little more than platitudes and quickly-forgotten snippets.
However, I read the following recently, and it is very much in tune with how I’m thinking, so I feel compelled to reproduce it here.
The twin curses of modern life are boredom and mindless episodic excitement. Life is poisoned by them and Art is their antidote.
Harry S. Broudy