Lipton’s Journal/December 8, 1954/38

From Project Mailer

If the more saintly people (and perhaps the psychopaths too) were to retire from the world, the world could no longer function, for all of society’s most sensitive joints are filled with the abused and cruelly warped talents of the saints, the artists and the psychopaths (understanding the artist as the mixture of the two). The saint’s vision, the psychopath’s courage, and the artist’s illumination of the two are what give the rigidities of society its little necessary flexing and bending. Without them, the world would simply snap.