Aphorisms for Artists by Walter Darby Bannard

Aphorism #16

Great art doesn’t care about you.

It just sits there and smiles, like the Buddha. It will not solve your problems or make you a better person.

It doesn’t even care about all the dumb things that are said to its face. Art that wants to be felt does not have the need to be admired.

“If you want what I have,” it says, “you are welcome. If not, please move on.”

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