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John Keats :
When old age shall this generation waste, Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st, Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
[John Keats (1795-1821), British poet. Ode on a Grecian Urn (l. 46-50). . . The Complete Poems [John Keats]. John Barnard, ed. (3d ed., 1988) Penguin.]
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Ezra Pound :
'Tis not need we know our every thought Or see the work shop where each mask is wrought Wherefrom we view the world of box and pit, Careless of wear, just so the mask shall fit And serve our jape's turn for a night or two.
[Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet, critic. Fifine Answers.]
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John Keats :
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty,"Mthat is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
[John Keats (1795-1821), British poet. Ode on a Grecian Urn, st. 5, Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and Other Poems (1820). Closing lines.]
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Rémy De Gourmont :
Art includes everything that stimulates the desire to live; science, everything that sharpens the desire to know. Art, even the most disinterested, the most disembodied, is the auxiliary of life. Born of the sensibility, it sows and creates it in its turn. It is the flower of life and, as seed, it gives back life. Science, or to use a broader term, knowledge, has its end in itself, apart from any idea of life and propagation of the species. Intelligence, that sublimation of the sensibility, that organ of the need to know, is sterilized sensibility. To know, and to know still more—the instinct for knowledge is insatiable, because the subject of knowledge is limitless.
[Rémy De Gourmont (1858-1915), French critic, novelist. From Promenades philosophiques. "Art and Science," Selected Writings (1901, trans. 1966).]
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Rémy De Gourmont :
Science is the only truth and it is the great lie. It knows nothing, and people think it knows everything. It is misrepresented. People think that science is electricity, automobilism, and dirigible balloons. It is something very different. It is life devouring itself. It is the sensibility transformed into intelligence. It is the need to know stifling the need to live. It is the genius of knowledge vivisecting the vital genius.
[Rémy De Gourmont (1858-1915), French critic, novelist. repr. In Selected Writings, ed. and trans. by Glen S. Burne (1966). "Art and Science," Promenades Philosophiques (1905-1909).]
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Witold Rybczynski :
Television tells a story in a way that requires no imagination; the picture on the screen and the sound provide all we need to know—there is nothing to fill in. Television watching should more properly be called television staring; it engages eye and ear simultaneously in a relentless and persistent way and leaves no room for daydreaming. This is what makes watching such an inferior form of leisure—not that it's passive, but that it offers so little opportunity for reflection and contemplation. At the beach—or reading a book, or listening to Vivaldi—our attention shifts from sight to smell to sound at will. The mind wanders in and out of the scene. The physical sensations stimulate thoughts, memories and reflections. These interruptions are an integral part of the experience of relaxing. Watching television, on the other hand, is focused, structured, and scheduled.
[Witold Rybczynski (b. 1943), Scottish-born Canadian architect, educator. "Pastimes," Waiting for the Weekend, Viking (1991).]
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J.L. (John Langshaw) Austin :
Next, 'real' is what we may call a trouser-word. It is usually thought, and I dare say usually rightly thought, that what one might call the affirmative use of a term is basic—that, to understand 'x,' we need to know what it is to be x, or to be an x, and that knowing this apprises us of what it is not to be x, not to be an x. But with 'real' (as we briefly noted earlier) it is the negative use that wears the trousers.
[J.L. (John Langshaw) Austin (1911-1960), British philosopher. Sense and Sensibilia, p. 70, Oxford University Press (1962).]
Victoria Secunda :
Whether our relationship is strained or easy, hostile or amiable, we need [our mother] if only in memory or fantasy, to conjugate our history, validate our femaleness, and guide our way. We need to know she's there if we stumble, to love us no matter what, to nurture the child that resides within us even now without infantalizing us.
[Victoria Secunda (20th century), U.S. psychologist and author. When You and Your Mother Can't Be Friends, ch. 1 (1990).]
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Barbara Coloroso :
What is important for kids to learn is that no matter how much money they have, earn, win, or inherit, they need to know how to spend it, how to save it, and how to give it to others in need. This is what handling money is about, and this is why we give kids an allowance.
[Barbara Coloroso (20th century), U.S. parent educator and author. Kids Are Worth It, ch. 10 (1994).]
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Jeanne Elium :
Because relationships are a primary source of self-esteem for girls and women, daughters need to know they will not lose our love if they speak up for what they want to tell us how they feel about things. . . . Teaching girls to make specific requests, rather than being indirect and agreeable, will help them avoid the pitfalls of having to be manipulative and calculating to get what they want.
[Jeanne Elium (20th century), U.S. writer and educator, and Elium (20th century), U.S. family counselor and author. Raising a Daughter, ch. 4 (1994).]
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