Image, What art should be about,’ they will say, ‘is revealing exquisite

What art should be about,’ they will say, ‘is revealing exquisite and resonant truths about the human condition.’ Well, to be honest – no, it shouldn’t. I mean, it can occasionally, if it wants to; but really, how many penetrating insights to human nature do you need in one lifetime? Two? Three? Once you’ve realised that no one else has a clue what they’re doing, either, and that love can be totally pointless, any further insights into human nature just start getting depressing really.

Caitlin Moran

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