Thursday, September 18, 2008

"With the sublime we have for two hundred years built up a more and more intricate theory for a type of art that we do not actually have and would not care for if we did have it."

— Philip Fisher, Wonder, the Rainbow and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences, 3 (quoted by Sianne Ngai in "Merely Interesting," Critical Inquiry Summer 2008, 787)