Resonant Thoughts: Lewis Hyde’s “A Primer for Forgetting” (2019)


“I gave up facts entirely in order to have an empty mind for inspiration to come into…You have to practice quiet, empty mind. I gave up the intellect entirely. I had a hard time giving up evolution and the atomic theory but I managed it…And I never have any ideas myself. I’m very careful not to have ideas.”

-Agnes Martin
in Lewis Hyde, A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past (2019), p. 270

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