We should acknowledge that the question of what is beautiful is both impossible to elucidate and shameful and even undemocratic to mention.
— Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness
It’s a challenge for us to recover a sense of value.
— Michael Manfredi, Landform Building
There are no interpretations but only misinterpretations, and so all criticism is prose poetry.
— Harold Bloom, The Anxiety of Influence