How the fuck can self-expression ever even be classified by someone who’s not expressing it themselves? It’s like someone telling you you’re dreaming incorrectly. Only someone who doesn’t understand art tells an artist their art somehow failed. How the fuck can art fail? Art can’t be graded, because it’s going to mean something different to everyone. You can’t apply a mathematical absolute to art because there is no one formula for self-expression.
By Kevin Smith, “Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good,” Chapter Nine. (via ryking)