Wednesday, January 23, 2013

quoth the madman


"There is no life without dialogue. And in the major part of the world, dialogue has been replaced today by polemics. The 20th century is the century of polemics and abuse…It consists in considering the opponent as an enemy, consequently simplifying him and refusing to see him. We have no idea what of what the man we are insulting looks like, or whether he ever smiles, or how. Having become three-quarters blind by the grace of polemics, we no longer liver among men but in a world of silhouettes."
~Albert Camus - “The Artist as Witness of Freedom”