History has the cruel reality of a nightmare, and the grandeur of man consists in his making beautifu…

History has the cruel reality of a nightmare, and the grandeur of man consists in his making beautiful and lasting works out of the real substance of that nightmare. Or, to put it another way, it consists in transforming that nightmare into vision; in freeing ourselves from the shapeless horror of reality-if only for an instant-by means of creation.

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