the artist is the creator of beautiful things.
to reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim.
the critic is he who can translate into another manner or a
new material his impression of beautiful things.
the highest, as the lowest, form of criticism
is a mode of autobiography.
those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are
corrupt without being charming. this is a fault.
those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things
are cultivated. for these there is hope.
they are the elect to whom beautiful things
mean only beauty.