Thursday, September 16, 2010

Quote of the day

A symbol loses its magical or, if you prefer, its reddeming power as soon as its liability to dissolve is recognized. To be effective, a symbol must by its very nature unassailable. It must be the best possible expression of the prevailing worldview, an unsurpassed container of meaning; it must also be sufficiently remote from comprehension to resist all attempts of the critical intellect to break it down; and finally, its aesthetic form must appeal so convincingly to our feelings that no arguments can be raised against it on that score. CW 6 - par 401