Herschell Gordon Lewis quotes

  • Poems very seldom consist of poetry and nothing else; and pleasure can be derived also from their other ingredients. I am convinced that most readers, when they think they are admiring poetry, are deceived by inability to analyse their sensations, and that they are really admiring, not the poetry of the passage before them, but something else in it, which they like better than poetry.

  • Poetry leads us to the unstructured sources of our beings, to the unknown, and returns us to our rational, structured selves refreshed. Having once experienced the mystery, plenitude, contradiction, and composure of a work of art, we afterward have a built-in resistance to the slogans and propaganda of oversimplification that have often contributed to the destruction of human life. Poetry is a verbal means to a nonverbal source. It is a motion to no-motion, to the still point of contemplation and deep realization.

  • While other creators make a big show of their art Mani Sir makes it look as though anyone can do what he does.

  • Has it led you to the conclusion that photography is an art ? Or it is simply a means of recording ? "I'm glad you asked that. I've been wanting to say this for years. Is cooking an art ? Is talking an art ? Is even painting an art ? It is artfulness that makes art, not the medium itself. Of course photography is an art - when it is in the hands of artists."

  • Moon! Moon! I am prone before you. Pity me,and drench me in loneliness.

  • It will be a pity if women in the more conventional mould are to be phased out, for there will never be anyone to go home to.

  • How despicable is that humanity, which can be contented to pity, where it might assuage!

  • In general, indulgence for those we know is rarer than pity for those we know not.

  • The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.

  • You get to be wiser by storying the world and seeing it through other forms of consciousness than your own.