Thursday, August 02, 2007

Was it ever thus...

"But if a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by the madness of the Muses, believing that technique alone will make him a good poet, he and his sane companions never reach perfection, but are utterly eclipsed by the performances of the inspired madman."

Plato, Phaedrus 245

2 comments:

R. W. Watkins said...

To paraphrase Nietzsche, one must draw equally from the Apollinian and the Dionysian, dude.

Break out the booze, and let the wenching begin, man.

Brian Campbell said...

You succeeded in making me laugh out loud, or in net parlance, LOL, which always conjures to me lolling about.