The eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren't straight, the voice sounds like a Mafioso pallbearer, but somehow it all works.
That is a very good question. I don't know the answer. But can you tell me the name of a classical Greek shoemaker?
Writing detective stories is about writing light literature, for entertainment.
It isn't primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature.
Kermit was the Everyman, the original Tom Hanks, but I have a special place in my heart for Fozzie Bear. The classic borderline hacky entertainer.
I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me.
Nobody inspired me more than Julie Andrews, who is a classically trained soprano herself.
Both parents were very encouraging - especially my father.
My father thought the sun rose and set with me. Neither one had a musical background or any musical talent. They liked classical music, but neither could carry a tune.
It could be said that the AIDS pandemic is a classic own-goal scored by the human race against itself.
The art of writing is mysterious; the opinions we hold are ephemeral , and I prefer the Platonic idea of the Muse to that of Poe, who reasoned, or feigned to reason, that the writing of a poem is an act of the intelligence. It never fails to amaze me that the classics hold a romantic theory of poetry, and a romantic poet a classical theory.
Books that have become classics -- books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal -- always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.
A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again.
Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race.
There is but one way left to save a classic: to give up revering him and use him for our own salvation.
A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.
For what are the classics but the noblest thoughts of man? They are the only oracles which are not decayed, and there are such answers to the most modern inquiry in them as Delphi and Dodona never gave. We might as well omit to study Nature because she is old.
The fact is, the public make use of the classics of a country as a means of checking the progress of Art. They degrade the classics into authorities. They use them as bludgeons for preventing the free expression of Beauty in new forms.
Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance;
beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth.
Hypostatized into a ritual pattern, Marxian theory becomes ideology.
But its content and function distinguish it from classical forms of ideology; it is not false consciousness, but a rather consciousness of falsehood, a falsehood which is corrected in the context of the higher truth represented by the objective historical interest.