Wednesday, September 22, 2004 +

Notes 29

No artist, I now realize, can be satisfied with art alone. There is a natural craving for recognition that cannot be gainsaid. I have, let me confess in all humility, a pitiful human wish that someone should know just how clever I have been....
—Justice Lawrence Wargrave

A gloss on this is:

For a writer there is no substitute for being published and read.
—Charles Scribner, Jr.

Another is:

An artist has every right—one may even say a duty—to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can.
—Jacques Barzun

And indeed no work of art is complete unless it is appreciated.