Literary Gems: Crome Yellow

“Words are man’s first and most grandiose invention With language, he created a whole new universe; what wonder if he loved words and attributed power to them! With fitted, harmonious words the magician summoned words out of empty hats and spirits from the elements. Their descendants, the literary men, still go on with the process, morticing their verbal formulas together and, before the power of the finished spell, trembling with delight and awe. Rabbits out of empty hats? No, their spells are more subtly powerful, for they evoke emotions out of empty minds.”

~Aldous Huxley, Crome Yellow

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