Friday, 26 March 2010

Official Acceptance

Every fury on earth has been absorbed in time, as art, or as religion, or as authority in one form or another. The deadliest blow the enemy of the human soul can strike is to do fury honor. Swift, Blake, Beethoven, Christ, Joyce, Kafka, name me a one who has not been thus castrated. Official acceptance is the one unmistakable symptom that salvation is beaten again, and is the one surest sign of fatal misunderstanding, and is the kiss of Judas.
James Agee in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

1 comment:

Joacalifornio said...

"Fury" should be better described here. Even with that, Christ has nothing to do with those other persons. It all sounds nicely poetic, but it can't go anywhere using such an un-matched group for examples. How about some better-known names, NOT including Christ?