“Things are because we see them, and what we see, and how we see it, depends on the Arts that have influenced us. To look at a thing is very different from seeing a thing. One does not see anything until one sees its beauty” (Wilde 13).
Wilde, Oscar. “The Decay of Lying.” in Intentions. Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey. 1999. 13. lion.chadwyck.com/Fulltext.do?id.=Z000731336&divLevel=0&area=Prose&DurUrl=Yes&forward=textsFT
Notes: power of art.
“The advantage, the luxury, as well as the torment and responsibility of the novelist, is that there is no limit to what he may attempt as an executant- no limit to his possible experiments, efforts, discoveries , successes” (James 385).
James, Henry. “The Art of Fiction.” in Partial Portraits. New York: Macmillan. 1894. 385. archive.org/stream/partialportriats/00jameiala#page/384/mode/2up
Note: is this true?