Quotes about arts

Undoubtedly ... there is a meanness in all the arts which ladies sometimes condescend to employ for captivation. What bears affini ty to cun ...

Jane Austen captivation cunning arts

Culture is only true when implicitly critical, and the mind which forgets this revenges itself in the critics it breeds. Criticism is an ind ...

Theodor W. Adorno criticism and the arts

I wasn't born to be a fighter. I was born with a gentle nature, a flexible character and an organism as equilibrated as it is judg ed hyster ...

Margaret Anderson struggle arts advocacy literature

Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involv es praisi ...

George Orwell criticism and the arts

I suppose that Paderewski can play superbly, if not quite at his best, while his thoughts wander to the other end of the world, or possibly ...

Minnie Maddern Fiske performing arts genius concentration

Romanticism is found precisely neither in the choice of subjects nor in exact truth, but in a way of feeling. ...

Charles Baudelaire romanticism fine arts feelings

We make ourselves a place apart Behind light words that tease and flout, But oh, the agitated heart Till someone really find us out. ...

Robert Frost flirtation hearts lovers

Every man is in a state of conflict, owing to his attempt to reconcile himself and his relationship with life to his conception of harmony. ...

Rebecca West arts conflict general harmony

The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D. ...

Nelson Algren criticism and the arts

People whose understanding and taste in literature, painting, and music are beyond question are, for the most part, ignorant of wh at is goo ...

Minnie Maddern Fiske theater cultivation arts