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Art indeed is a term referring to the social source and to the social utility of creative acts. Laura Riding#Acts 64
Laura Riding#Acts 64
We live on the circumference of a hollow circle. We draw the circumference, like spiders, out of ourselves: it is all criticism of criticism. Laura Riding#Circle 64
Laura Riding#Circle 64
If you find something to tell, tell it to your truest, though that make little to tell; the truer you speak, the more you will know to tell. Laura Riding#Little 54
Laura Riding#Little 54
There can be no literary equivalent to truth. Laura Riding#Books 52
Laura Riding#Books 52
Poetry brings all possible experience to the same degree: a degree in the consciousness beyond which the consciousness itself cannot go. Laura Riding#Poetry 42
Laura Riding#Poetry 42
I believe that misconceptions about oneself that one does not correct where possible act as a bad magic. Laura Riding#Act 30
Laura Riding#Act 30
The end of poetry is not to create a physical condition which shall give pleasure to the mind... The end of poetry is not an after-effect, not a pleasurable memory of itself, but an immediate, constant and even unpleasant insistence upon itself. Laura Riding#Poetry 24
Laura Riding#Poetry 24
Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth. Laura Riding#Art 22
Laura Riding#Art 22
To a poet the mere making of a poem can seem to solve the problem of truth, but only a problem of art is solved in poetry. Laura Riding#Poetry 15
Laura Riding#Poetry 15
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