"The Byzantines hammered away at their hard and orthodox symbols, because they could not be in a mood to believe that men could take a hint. The moderns drag out into lengths and reels of extravagance their new orthodoxy of being unorthodox, because they also cannot give a hint -- or take a hint. Yet all perfect and well-poised art is really a hint."
by:
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
(1874-1936) British essayist, critic, poet, and novelist
Source:
Illustrated London News
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