Nick Cave on The Unsayable

Last week’s edition of The New Statesman was guest edited by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, on the topic of Saying the Unsayable.

Tis is a wonderfully obvious comment from the no-nonsense Nick Cave

“The lovely thing about the unsayable is that it is unsaid. As soon as it is said, it is sayable and loses all its mystery and ambiguity. Art exists so that the unsayable can be said without having to actually say it. We cloud it in secrecy and obfuscation. the mind is free to roam and all things can be imagine, under the cover of darkness. How nice that is. The unsayable. How tired we are of having things explained to us. Having things said. How nice it is, when people just shut the f* up. “

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