Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most. For art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highestquality toyourmomentsasthey pass,and simply for those moments'sake.
1873 'Conclusion' in Studies in the History of the Renaissance.
She is older thantherocks among whichshesits; likethe vampire, shehas beendead many times, and learned the secrets of the grave.Walter Pater
All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.Walter Pater
It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art.Walter Pater
Every intellectual product must be judged from the point of view of the age and the people in which it was produced.Walter Pater
What we have to do is to be forever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions.Walter Pater
To know when one's self is interested, is the first condition of interesting other people.Walter Pater