Like S/he Said:

“Attention taken to its highest degree is the same thing as prayer.”
[French philosopher, mystic, and activist, Simone Weil, 1909-1943]

“The duty of the writer, of the poet, is not to shut himself up like a coward in a text, a book, a magazine from which he will never emerge, but on the contrary, to go out into the world, to jolt, to attack the mind of the public. If not, what is he for and why was he born?”

[French poet/playwright Antonin Artaud, 1896-1948]