The artist writes, paints, sings or dances the burden of some idea or feeling off his mind.
It is well to be alone. It fertilizes the creative impulse.
If I despised myself, it would be no compensation if everyone saluted me, and if I respect myself, it does not trouble me if others hold me lightly.
Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles… respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law… or, in a word justice.