September 4, 2002

September 04, 2002 11:03 PM

” It struck me as repellent that people in the arts and in letters should make themselves look different from ordinary citizens. My own conviction was that the artist being the enemy of society for his own good must remain as invisible as possible and certainly should be indistinguishable from the rest of the crowd. Somewhere in the back of my mind there was the assumption that art and crime were indissolubly linked; the greater the art, the more drastic the punishment for it. ”

-Paul Bowles