Thursday, February 19, 2015

retro-quotes #832

retro-quotes: a series of germane remarks, by others, plucked from all over the place, and from all over the time # 832

“It is the critical faculty that invents fresh forms. The tendency of creators is to repeat itself. It is to the critical instinct that we owe each new school that springs up....  The mere creative instinct does not innovate but reproduces.”

"“The old modes of creation linger, of course. The artists reproduce themselves or each other with wearisome iteration. But Criticism is always moving on.”

                            – Oscar Wilde, “The Critic As Artist”

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