The most important word in art is “proportion.” How much? How long is this joke going to be? How many words? How many minutes? And getting that right is what makes it art or what makes it mediocre.
(Jerry Seinfeld, quoted by Dan Amira, “Jerry Seinfeld Says Jokes Are Not Real Life,” NYTimes, 8-15-18)
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