what a man says, what a man does

One must consider not what a man says, but what he does. Not what an artist claims he wanted to do, but what he has done. It’s quite embarrassing how many things prevent them from clearly seeing what is. The complications of their minds obscure their senses. They seek in a work what isn’t there but should be, and forget to focus on what is. In art, how rarely one finds those few who have the ability to decisively love or reject. To love is to unite; to hate is to separate, and that is what one simply forgets to do when making decisions.