Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open.
1928 Civilization, ch.5.
It would follow that 'significant form' was form behind which we catch a sense of ultimate reality.(Arthur) Clive Howard Bell
Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy.(Arthur) Clive Howard Bell
I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic.(Arthur) Clive Howard Bell
Materially make the life of the artist sufficiently miserable to be unattractive, and no one will take to art save those in whom the divine daemon is absolute.(Arthur) Clive Howard Bell
Comfort came in with the middle classes.(Arthur) Clive Howard Bell