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
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
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 Wittgenstein Philosophische Untersuchungen (Philosophical Investigations),
section 580 (translated by G E M Anscombe).