This crime called blasphemy was invented by priests for the purpose of defending doctrines not able to take care of themselves
~ Robert Green Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 - July 21, 1899)
The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art / and, by analogy, our own experience / more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.
~ Susan Sontag (January 16, 1933 - December 28, 2004)