Mudcat Café message #3188108 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3188108
Posted By: The Sandman
15-Jul-11 - 06:06 AM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
Purists do not exist, they cannot, because to be a purist,one cannot accept influences on traditions,
A purist is one who desires that an item remain true to its essence and free from adulterating or diluting influences.to quote John Donne, no man is an island unto himself.
No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.