Jul 10, 2013

Style is not at all an embellishment as certain people think, it is not even a matter of technique, it is — like colour with painters — the quality of vision, the revelation of the private universe that each one of us can see and which others cannot see. The pleasure an artist affords us is to introduce us to one universe the more.
— “Swann Explained by Proust,” in Days of Reading, translated by John Sturrock (London: Penguin, 2008) (via Orange Crate Art: Joyeux anniversaire, M. Proust)