Live with ART~!
In a lecture at Harvard, Cummings said: "If poetry is
your goal, you've got to forget all about punishments and all about rewards and
all about selfstyled obligations and duties and responsibilities etcetera ad
infinitum and remember one thing only: that it's you — nobody else — who
determine your destiny and decide your fate. Nobody else can be alive for you;
nor can you be alive for anybody else. Toms can be Dicks and Dicks can be
Harrys, but none of them can ever be you. There's the artist's responsibility;
and the most awful responsibility on earth."
Live with Art!