James Agee

James Agee

I'm very anxious not to fall into archaism or "literary" diction. I want my vocabulary to have a very large range, but the words must be alive.More James Agee quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is clear enough by now to most people that the camera never lies is a foolish saying. Yet it is doubtful whether most people realize how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is.More James Agee quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I know I am making the choice most dangerous to an artist in valuing life above art,More James Agee quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As a whole part of "psychological education" it needs to be remembered that a neurosis can be valuable; also that "adjustment" to a sick and insane environment is of itself not "health" but sickness and insanity.More James Agee quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For in the immediate world, everything is to be discerned, for him who can discern it, and central and simply, without either dissection into science, or digestion into art, but with the whole of consciousness, seeking to perceive it as it stands: so that the aspect of a street in sunlight can roar in the heart of itself as a symphony, perhaps as no symphony can: and all of consciousness is shifted from the imagined, the revisive, to the effort to perceive simply the cruel radiation of what is.More James Agee quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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