Uselessness is good

Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson

“The so-called uselessness of art is a clue to its transforming power. Art is not part of the machine. Art asks us to think differently, see differently, hear differently, and ultimately to act differently, which is why art has moral force. Art asks that we remember who we are, and usually that asking has to come as provocation — which is why art breaks the rules and the taboos, and at the same time is a moral force. ” –Jeannette Winterson at Brain Pickings

1 Response to “Uselessness is good”

  1. billye woodford

    I am not sure what I am to comment on as I am not sure exactly what this is to do with art. I am an artist and like to promote the arts any way I can