The aim of the creative mind

The other day I was thinking about art in a general way, about how one could define what it is, when, seemingly out of the blue, I saw a quote from American novelist William Faulkner in an industry newsletter sent to me by e-mail.

There it was; clear and perfect. How can anyone describe it better?

"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by
artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when
a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life."

Pretty good, huh?

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