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We do NOT know the past in chronological sequence. It may be convenient to lay it out anesthetized on the table with dates pasted on here and there, but what we know we know by ripples and spirals eddying out from us and from our own time.
One measure of a civilization, either of an age or of a single individual, is what that age or person really wishes to do. A man's hope measures his civilization. The attainability of the hope measures, or may measure, the civilization of his nation and time.
Leisure is not gained by simply being out of work. Leisure is spare time free from anxiety.
In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.
Image…that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time.
If a patron buys from an artist who needs money (needs money to buy tools, time, food), the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates.
For three years, out of key with his time,
He strove to resuscitate the dead art Of poetry; to maintain "the sublime"
In the old sense. Wrong from the start —
No, hardly, but seeing he had been born In a half savage country, out of date.
And in the mean time my songs will travel,
And the devirginated young ladies will enjoy them
when they have got over the strangeness
And even I can remember
A day when the historians left blanks in their writings,
I mean, for things they didn't know,
But that time seems to be passing.
Install me in any profession
Save this damn'd profession of writing,
where one needs one's brains all the time.
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While the spoken word can travel faster, you can't take it home in your hand. Only the written word can be absorbed wholly at the convenience of the reader.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
October 30, 1885
November 1, 1972
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