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“Art is a way of showing greater fairness to things than is customary.” Eli Siegel, American poet, from Damned Welcome, Aesthetic Realism Maxims

“Every work of art is about everything.” Eli Siegel, American poet, from Damned Welcome, Aesthetic Realism Maxims

“Originality in art puts charm where it wasn’t.” Eli Siegel, American poet, from Damned Welcome, Aesthetic Realism Maxims

“Art can make the old surprising, and the new and sudden soothing.” Eli Siegel, American poet, from Damned Welcome, Aesthetic Realism Maxims



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It's asking a great deal that things should appeal to your reason as well as your sense of the aesthetic. - Of Human Bondage
View quotes by W Somerset Maugham

There's a higher place that I have no illusions about reaching. There's a sophistication and aesthetic about composers who write only for the sake of the music.
View quotes by Bill Conti

He is outside of everything, and alien everywhere. He is an aesthetic solitary. His beautiful, light imagination is the wing that on the autumn evening just brushes the dusky window.
View quotes by Henry James

Scientific truth is too beautiful to be sacrificed for the sake of light entertainment or money. Astrology is an aesthetic affront. It cheapens astronomy, like using Beethoven for commercial jingles
View quotes by Richard Dawkins

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
View quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
View quotes by Alfred North Whitehead

A part of sexuality may go to research, and a much larger part must lead to aesthetic creation. The art of the future will, because of the very opportunities and materials it will have at its command, need an infinitely stronger formative impulse than it does now.
View quotes by John Desmond Bernal



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