Quotation by Alain

When we speak, in gestures or signs, we fashion a real object in the world; the gesture is seen, the words and the song are heard. The arts are simply a kind of writing, which, in one way or another, fixes words or gestures, and gives body to the invisible.
Alain [Emile-Auguste Chartier] (1868–1951), French philosopher. The Gods, introduction (1934, trans. 1988). . . .
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