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    When i'm doing a painting or making art, i find...

    When i'm doing a painting or making art, i find myself intellectualizing before i even realize that i have even decided to consciously leap in that direction. Initiation of writing and art for me...
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    This sort of brings me to a thought that i...

    This sort of brings me to a thought that i recently made about emotions in general. Undoubtedly, all emotions are different from each other. It isn't the same to feel angry to calm, happy to sad....
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    Writing ( and all art really ) is a means of...

    Writing ( and all art really ) is a means of securing a perspective about the world
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    It's ironic isn't it that the most intellectually...

    It's ironic isn't it that the most intellectually vested people seem to be the most ignorant of opposing arguments that threaten their personal viewpoints of the world? Shouldn't they be the most...
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    When i undertook literature in my first years of...

    When i undertook literature in my first years of uni, i wasn't really expecting much. I decided to take it simply because i had an interest for Literature and wanted to be amongst other like minded...
  6. I try to but end up getting bored and wanting to...

    I try to but end up getting bored and wanting to delve into the story straight away. I wish i had the persistence to finish the notes and summaries because i feel like it's good background...
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    Raymond Carver!

    Raymond Carver!
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    I just private messaged you so we don't clog up...

    I just private messaged you so we don't clog up this entire thread with our exchange.
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    What is art? Everything What is an apple?...

    What is art? Everything
    What is an apple? Everything

    You can't really compare the second one to the first. What warrants as art is an individual thing. A person can indeed have the attitude of...
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    What are you saying here exactly? That i don't...

    What are you saying here exactly? That i don't have the intelligence to understand what you are saying? Please un-pack this paragraph as i can't seem to process it clearly. Especially the last...
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    Can you see that you've repeated partially what...

    Can you see that you've repeated partially what i've said?
    You are right, it's not THIS or THAT. You are not entirely intellectual or entirely romantic and one may find that these two qualities...
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    But if the validity of what is art is determined...

    But if the validity of what is art is determined by the audience, then doesn't that mean that anything can be art as long as the audience believes that it is so? Do you believe that the power of what...
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    It's not as extreme as saying that they don't use...

    It's not as extreme as saying that they don't use their rational minds, but romantic people don't operate on a rational basis. All people possess some degree of rational thinking. But romantic people...
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    I'm intrigued. I don't know a lot about history...

    I'm intrigued. I don't know a lot about history regrettably. Why do you think this is so? Why would this be so?
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    These instances may not be works of art in...

    These instances may not be works of art in themselves but they all definitely are valid departure points for initiating a work of art. An artwork about 9/11, may inspire the viewer of the artwork to...
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    Pretty much hit the nail on the head. Although i...

    Pretty much hit the nail on the head. Although i do question your point about whether we've actually lost the ability to write good sentimental literature or whether it's our society that actually...
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    The individual level is how we experience both...

    The individual level is how we experience both ignorance and bliss. Ignorance may not be beneficial for human beings, as in me being ignorant may not be very pleasant or understandable for someone...
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    I guess now the question of what constitutes as...

    I guess now the question of what constitutes as art is bought forth. Are the pyramids really a work of art? Or is it merely a burial chamber that the Pharaoh commissioned for the slaves to build for...
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    yes, i stated that i was talking about writers...

    yes, i stated that i was talking about writers not novelists.
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    One of the best things i've read here recently....

    One of the best things i've read here recently. I've only been here two days though but this is refreshing.
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    Based on that story, i'm gathering that...

    Based on that story, i'm gathering that saccharine and cloy to you means sweeping statements and grandiloquent language. I think however that you can be sentimental in writing if you do it in a...
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    It does exist. There are authors out there that...

    It does exist.
    There are authors out there that are lucky enough to write what they want and make money from it. Okay, you've made me realise this and it is a nice thing to realise. But for the...
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    Haha, this is definitely the first time i've...

    Haha, this is definitely the first time i've heard this.
    In all my years at university it has been drilled into us to avoid sounding not only self-indulgent but also cloy. That's another one of the...
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    I tend to agree with this. I find the idea that...

    I tend to agree with this. I find the idea that noone ever really being able to fully comprehend the experiences of another fascinating. It is only to an extent that we understand another persons...
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    Yep, i'd have to agree with you. I love people...

    Yep, i'd have to agree with you.
    I love people who are intellectual and intelligent. I find it to be the most attractive qualities in both men and women. But if i were given the choice to be smart...
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