Quote of the day

Bad boys of literature

“The argument that we should judge a work by the sins of its creator reeks of puritanical righteousness and moral certitude. No work of art exists that wasn’t created by some complicated creature. When forming our literary, cinematic, and artistic canons, it’s important to remember that if you want a canon of saints, you’ll end up with a canon of zero.” Tyler Malone

Some bad boys of literature pictured above: Pablo Neruda, H. P. Lovecraft, Ezra Pound

6 thoughts on “Quote of the day”

      1. I couldn’t agree more, Mike. It takes the pressure of a bit, admitting that and being comfortable with it. We should all embrace our flaws and use them to positive creative effect. 🙂

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  1. Reading, enjoying, analyzing, or studying a work by someone with flaws — even serious ones — doesn’t mean you endorse or share those flaws. People’s creative works aren’t infected with their less than admirable qualities. Thanks for the reminder, Mike!

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