Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Quotation Of The Day: Creativity And Artistic Vision Edition

From this Charles Murray essay in the New Criterion:
To generalize my argument regarding the importance of the transcendental goods, I believe that when artists do not have coherent ideals of beauty, their work tends to be sterile; when they do not have coherent ideals of the good, their work tends to be vulgar. Without either beauty or the good, their work tends to be shallow. Artistic accomplishment that is sterile, vulgar, and shallow does not endure.

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