(Randall C Scott - 13 hour ago)Subterfuges Only those who live outside of art draw the ultimate consequences. Suicide, sanctity, viceā€”so many forms of lack of talent Direct or disguised, confession by word, sound, or color halts the agglomeration of inner forces and weakens them by projecting them back toward the world outside. It is a salutary diminution which makes every act of creation into a coefficient of escape. But the man who accumulates energies lives under pressure, a slave to his own excesses; nothing keeps him from foundering in the absolute. . . . E.M. Cioran | A Short History of Decay