Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Speaking A Thing Makes It Real

“ ‘Expressing’ emotions is certainly not the same thing as arousing them. There is emotion before we express it. But as we express it, we confer upon it a different kind of emotional colouring; in one way, therefore, expression creates what it expresses, for exactly this emotion, colouring and all, only exists so far as it is expressed.”  - R G Collingwood, The Principles Of Art, 1938

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