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Quote Left A glass pitcher, a wicker basket, a tunic of coarse cotton cloth. Their beauty is inseparable from their function. Handicrafts belong to a world existing before the separation of the useful and the beautiful. Quote Right
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Quote Left Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. Quote Right
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Quote Left Today we all speak, if not the same tongue, the same universal language. There is no one center, and time has lost its former coherence: East and West, yesterday and tomorrow exist as a confused jumble in each one of us. Different times and different spaces are combined in a here and now that is everywhere at once. Quote Right
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Quote Left If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time. Quote Right
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Quote Left The religion of art, like the religion of politics, was born from the ruins of Christianity. Art inherited from the old religion the power of ... Quote Right
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Quote Left Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society. Quote Right
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Quote Left Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone. Quote Right
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Quote Left 'Art' is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game. Quote Right
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Quote Left Technology is not an image of the world but a way of operating on reality. The nihilism of technology lies not only in the fact that it is the most perfect expression of the will to power... but also in the fact that it lacks meaning. Quote Right
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Quote Left Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game. Quote Right
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