Thursday, June 14

the qualitative difference

Style for the writer, no less than colour for the painter, is a question not of technique but of vision: it is the revelation, which by direct and conscious means would be impossible, of the qualitative difference, the uniqueness of the fashion in which the world appears to each one of us, a difference which, if there were no art, would remain the secret of every individual.

-- Marcel Proust In Search of Lost Time
Translated by Ian Patterson