‘What profit it a man if he gain the whole world but in this enterprise lose his soul?’”
They want to be the agents, not the victims, of history. They identify with God’s power and believe they are godlike. That is their basic madness.
Note: Whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.
I wonder if it will sell, he wondered.
Note: odd sentence
Life is short, he thought. Art, or something not life, is long, stretching out endless, like concrete worm.
Note: Ars longa, vita brevis.