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For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential --the imagination.
It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness.
It's unthinkable not to love --you'd have a severe nervous breakdown. Or you'd have to be Philip Larkin.
Now stiff on a pillar with a phallic air nelson stylites in Trafalgar square reminds the British what once they were.
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