If you can’t pay for a thing don’t buy it. If you can’t get paid for it don’t sell it. Do this and you will have calm and drowsy nights with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. If you have time don’t wait for time.
To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature.
I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
In a decaying society art if it is truthful must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.