I used to carry a copy of Ulysses with me everywhere just in case I was knocked down by a bus. It seemed more important than having clean underwear.
Great writers arrive among us like new diseases threatening, powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus, irresistible.
In his autobiography Stravinsky relates that the first music he remembers was made by a peasant, working his hand in his armpit to produce a rhytmic farting.
Caxtons are mechanical birds with many wings And some are treasured for their markings - They cause the eyes to melt Or the body to shriek without pain.
Great writers arrive among us like new diseases - threatening, powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus, irresistible.
He was making music - Howells, Finzi, Holst - so you could see the sounds in the serried air.Serried. Then just as suddenly empty when his sound-proof right hand closed off the notes.
The task of the artist at any time is uncompromisingly simple to discover what has not yet been done, and to do it.