06 April 2010
"The emotion involved in art is not an emotion in the ordinary meaning of the term. It is experienced more as a "sense" or "feel," but it has two characteristics pertaining to emotions: it is automatically immediate and it has an intense, profoundly personal (yet undefined) value meaning to the individual experiencing it. The value involved is life, and the words naming the emotion are: "This is what life means to me."
- Ayn Rand, The Romantic Manifesto