"a poet makes himself a visionary through a long, boundless, and systematized disorganization of all the senses. all forms of love, of suffering, of madness; he searches himself, he exhausts within himself all poisons and preserves their quintessences. unspeakable torment, where he will need the greatest faith, a superhuman strength, where he becomes among all men the great invalid, the great accursed—and the supreme scientist! for he attains the unknown!"
- why do you paint?
- you can't read all the time, your eyes get tired.
james douglas morrison