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"I have no reader in mind - the reader is me as I re-read" - Philip Roth
Roth's words resonate, and feel comfortable, to those of us who are still, slowly working ourselves out on the page. We don't necessarily need comments, feedback...not yet, anyway.
However, as Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, "many people die with their music still in them", so to avoid that sense of feeling, ultimately, unfulfilled, perhaps we should urgently try and find ways to create an authentic outward expression of the inner one, even whenthat vision is problematic, or even nightmarish, as in Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights in the Prado in Madrid.
Society often forgives the criminal- it never forgives the dreamer - Oscar Wilde
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost- that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them - Henry David Thoreau
There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see - Leonardo da Vinci
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things - Henry Miller http://j.mp/JflPGR
In order to make anything a reality, you have to dream about it first - Adora Svitak
I would give all the wealth of the world, and all the deeds of all the heroes, for one true vision - Henry David Thoreau
I think that all our political leaders should go to Canterbury Cathedral at once in order to learn about visions for the future. The cathedral was begun in the late eleventh century and only completed two hundred years later. Now that's a vision for the future. That's what we need - Melvyn Bragg, 30/05/13
I have a global vision for vision: To get 1 billion people wearing the eyeglasses they need by the year 2020 - Josh Silver on the roll-out plan for his low-cost, adjustable eyeglasses