The craft of writing is like fine art, honed and molded by the artist until at last, a deep and beautiful meaning blooms in full glory.
While watching Book-TV, I was reminded of this well written phrase from F.Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. It is in reference to the characters experience as a college student:
He was "dismayed at its ferocious indifference to the drums of his destiny"
College is like that. Young people are pounding the drums of their destiny with great hope and furvor, while the institution ignores them with ferocious indifference.
I just eat up phrases like that. Its a yummy dish of of literary tiramasu.