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The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
Tolerance is a very dull virtue. It is boring. Unlike love, it has always had a bad press. It is negative. It merely means putting up with people, being able to stand things.
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?
Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return.
Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something.
If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next