Does history repeat itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce? No, that's too grand, too considered a process. History just burps, and we taste again that raw-onion sandwich it swallowed centuries ago. Julian Patrick Barnes
A History of the World in101 Chapters,'Parenthesis'.
Idonot likebeingmoved:for thewill isexcited;andaction Is a most dangerous thing: I tremble for something factitious, Some malpractice of heart and illegitimate process; We are so proneto thesethings with our terrible notions of duty. Arthur Hugh Clough
Amours de Voyage, canto 2, pt.11.
To create is first of all to destroythere is and can be no such thing as authentic art until the bons trucs (whereby we are taught to see and imitate on canvas and in stone and by words this so-called world) are entirely and e e pen name of Edward Estlin Cummings cummings
Life is too precious to be spent in this weaving and unweaving of false impressions, and it is better to live quietly under some degree of misrepresentation than to attempt to remove it by the uncertain process of letter- writing. George pseudonym of MaryAnn Evans Eliot
Letter to Mrs Peter Taylor, 8 Jun. Collected in G S Haight (ed) The George Eliot Letters (1954), vol.2.
My advice to people today is as follows: If you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you takethe energy processseriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out. Timothy Francis Leary
Lecture, Jun, collected in The Politics of Ecstasy (1968), ch.21.
A jazz performance centers upon the process of creation. The final objective is not only the finished product, but the path and process taken towards it. David Liebman
Self-Portrait of a Jazz- Artist, ch.3.
Obscenity is a cleansing process, whereas pornography only adds to the murk. Henry Valentine Miller
Interview in the Paris Review, Summer.
It is impossible to understand the economic system in which we are living if we try to interpret it as a rational scheme.It has to be understood as an awkward phase in a continuing process of historical development. Edwin Arlington Robinson
Economics: an Awkward Corner.
It is, of course, clear that a country with a large foreign population must endeavour, through its schools, to assimilate the children of immigrants It is, however, unfortunate that a large part of this process should be effected by means of a somewhat blatant nationalism. Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell
In Praise of Idleness,'Modern Homogeneity'.
All arts are taught by degrees. The first process in art of the painter is the composition of colours. Let your mind be afterwards applied to the study of the mixtures. Theophilus c.10c
An Essay UponVarious Arts (translated by Robert Hendrie,1847), bk.1, preface.
The process of learning is accompanied by alternations of pain and brief quickenings that resemble pain. Thornton Niven Wilder
The Eighth Day.
Ein 'innererVorgang' bedarf a« uÞerer Kriterien. An'inner process'stands in need of outward criteria. LudwigJosef Johann WittgensteinSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Philosophische Untersuchungen (Philosophical Investigations), section 580 (translated by G E M Anscombe).
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