L'artiste n'a pasou le poe' tepour fonction de trouver la solution pratique des proble' mes du mal. It is not up to the artist or to the poet to find practical solutions to the problems of evil.
Men do not sufficiently realise that their future is in their own hands. Theirs is the task of determining first of all whether they want to go on living or not. Theirs the responsibility, then, for deciding if they want merely to live, or intend to make just the extra effort required for fulfilling, even on their refractory planet, the essential function of the universe, which is a machine for the making of gods (la fonction essentielle de l'universe, qui est une machine à faire des dieux).henri-louis bergson