The human crisis is always a crisis of understanding: what we genuinely understand we can do.
Culture and Society, ch. 3 (1958)
Whenartcommunicates,a humanexperience isactively offered and actively received.Below this activity threshold there can be no art.Raymond Williams
If from poetry we expect a succession of signals for the release of miscellaneous private emotion we are likely to find Tears, Idle Tears valuable.Raymond Williams
Every aspect of personal life is radically affected by the quality of general life, and yet the general life is seen at its most important in completely personal terms.Raymond Williams
The gap between our feelings and our social observation is dangerously wide.Raymond Williams
Culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language.Raymond Williams
To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing.Raymond Williams