What is a Visionist?

"A visionist is an artist, a creator or an individual that sees beyond what is visible to the eyes and brains of human beings. Visionists are thinkers, they are the recognisable brains in soociety, but most times they are seen as absurd, "nerds" and misfits – they just don't fit into the societies. They are people with great dreams and minds."

The English Wikipedia

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Good Quote - The Visionist as an Artist

“It’s the job of artists and storytellers to anticipate the future and either spot trends or spot things that ought to be happening. It’s not surprising that these things happen in fiction before they do in real life.” That was in a story, quoting 24 creator Robert Cochran, about how Hollywood anticipated our election of a Black President.

I have been wondering since a friend wrote to me that he thought perhaps this blog was a little too "high brow," which I interpret to mean too literary, that perhaps he is right. Then again, maybe not. I loved this quote that I just read on a blog called The Root (http://www.theroot.com/views/hollywood-s-leading-man?auto=true) :

James Joyce's novel, considered the 3rd best novel--his Ulysses was 1st-- in the English language by the Modern Library Board, had the most profound effect on me, as a young man, almost as much as The Outsider did.

Hold that thought.

1 comment:

  1. Dan, nunca consegui terminar de ler JJ's Ulysses, apesar de ter tentado mais jovem e mais velha, há 25 anos, quando saiu uma nova tradução do brilhante Antonio Houaiss... Shame on me!