The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy. – Lionel Trilling via Heather Havrilesky
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Art isn’t something you need an outside license or a paycheck to pursue. It’s a way of life. It’s a way of adding up what you feel and where you’ve been and what you fear and what you can imagine. It’s a way of seeing your life through a lens that makes everything — good and bad, confusing and clarifying, uplifting and depressing — valuable.
[a way of life that makes everything valuable, that shows the value of everything, makes you see the value of everything, a way of seeing, a way of seeing life, a way of seeing your life, a way of being]