Tuesday, October 13, 2015

the thief's journal.

"bernard knew about my life and never reproached me. once, however, he tried to justify his being a cop; he talked to me about morality. merely with this aesthetic viewpoint with regard to an act, i could not listen to him. the good will of moralists cracks up against what they call my dishonesty. though they may prove to me that an act is detestable because of the harm it does, only i can decide, and that by the song it evokes within me, as to its beauty and elegance; only i can accept or reject it.