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Quotation by Camille Paglia
The greatest honor that can be paid to the work of art, on its pedestal of ritual display, is to describe it with sensory completeness. We need a science of description.... Criticism is ceremonial revivification.
Camille Paglia (b. 1947), U.S. author, critic, educator. "Sexual Personae: The Cancelled Preface," Sex, Art, and American Culture (1992).
"Art," according to Paglia, "is ceremony, and so is criticism."
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