Monday, June 21, 2010

Virginia Woolf on Shakespeare

All desire to protest, to preach, to proclaim an injury, to pay off a score, to make the world the witness of some hardship or grievance was fired out of him and consumed. Therefore his poetry flows from him free and unimpeded. If ever a human being got his work expressed completely, it was Shakespeare. If ever a mind was incandescent, unimpeded, I thought, turning again to the bookcase, it was Shakespeare’s mind.

1 comment:

  1. I'm convinced that if you could attach some special instrument to the brain and spine of Shakespeare, Mozart or a Da would be seeing the actual workings of God in this dimension.