My ideal is a book that is perfect on every page, that gives you tremendous aesthetic joy on every page. I suppose I am trying to write such a book.
– James Salter
I have tackled this prompt differently by presenting to us some quotes that piqued my interest. I hope you will enjoy the read.
If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame. – Oscar Wilde
The more people explore the world, the more they realize in every country there’s a different aesthetic. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. – Helena Christensen
I’m interested in aesthetics, in the way things look, in finding something in an image that maybe people haven’t seen. – Alexa Chung
Visual art and writing don’t exist on an aesthetic hierarchy that positions one above the other, because each is capable of things the other can’t do at all. Sometimes one picture is equal to 30 pages of discourse, just as there are things images are completely incapable of communicating. – William S. Burroughs
James Salter wraps it up for me because that is my utmost dream. To write that one book that people will peruse and say, wow! This was indeed a great work of art, written in the finest words and language, depicting the realities of existence.
And this was submitted for the The Daily Prompt – Aesthetics.
Peace and Love!
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