A cult is a religion with no political power.
The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion.
The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.
There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality then it is a quality of the spirit.
There has been a time on earth when poets had been young and dead and famous - and were men. But now the poet as the tragic child of grandeur and destiny had changed. The child of genius was a woman, now, and the man was gone.
This is the artist, then, life's hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glory's slave.