Primo Quotes

A. Alvarez

The pity is not that there is a myth of Sylvia Plath but that the myth is not simply that of an enor ...

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No man kills himself unless there is something wrong with his life.

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Suicide is a confession of failure. And like divorce, it is shrouded in excuses and rationalizations ...

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When there is no peril in the fight, there is no glory in the triumph.

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For the artist himself art is not necessarily therapeutic; he is not automatically relieved of his f ...

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“Despair, in short, seeks its own environment as surely as water finds its own level.”

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“Twentieth-century art may start with nothing, but it flourishes by virtue of its belief in itself ...

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