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Quote Left The art of writing is mysterious; the opinions we hold are ephemeral , and I prefer the Platonic idea of the Muse to that of Poe, who reasoned, or feigned to reason, that the writing of a poem is an act of the intelligence. It never fails to amaze me that the classics hold a romantic theory of poetry, and a romantic poet a classical theory. Quote Right
Quote Left As for the author, he is profoundly unaware of what the classical or romantic genre might consist of.... In literature, as in all things, ther... Quote Right
Quote Left Now, if the principle of toleration were once admitted into classical education --if it were admitted that the great object is to read and enjoy a language, and the stress of the teaching were placed on the few things absolutely essential to this result, if the tortoise were allowed time to creep, and the bird permitted to fly, and the fish to swim, towards the enchanted and divine sources of Helicon --all might in their own way arrive there, and rejoice in its flowers, its beauty, and its coolness. Quote Right
Quote Left There was a blithe certainty that came from first comprehending the full Einstein field equations, arabesques of Greek letters clinging tenuously to the page, a gossamer web. They seemed insubstantial when you first saw them, a string of squiggles. Yet to follow the delicate tensors as they contracted, as the superscripts paired with subscripts, collapsing mathematically into concrete classical entities-- potential; mass; forces vectoring in a curved geometry-- that was a sublime experience. The iron fist of the real, inside the velvet glove of airy mathematics. Quote Right
Quote Left If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost. Quote Right
Quote Left My parents have always been seriously helpful and behind it all the way. Although you think classical music is a different world, it's really not. The tours and recording sessions are basically the same. Quote Right
Quote Left I'm not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren't straight, the voice sounds like a Mafioso pallbearer, but somehow it all works. Quote Right
Quote Left Now, if the principle of toleration were once admitted into classical education—if it were admitted that the great object is to read and enj... Quote Right
Quote Left A consistent pursuit of classical physics forces a transformation in the very heart of that physics. Quote Right
Quote Left The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving. Quote Right
Quote Left ... liberal intellectuals ... tend to have a classical theory of politics, in which the state has a monopoly of power; hoping that those in po... Quote Right
Quote Left According to classical aerodynamics, it is impossible for a bumblebee to fly. Quote Right
Quote Left Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune. Quote Right
Quote Left A classical education, or at any rate a very extensive acquaintance with English literature, ancient and modern, appears... Quote Right
Quote Left This duality has been reflected in classical as well as modern literature as reason versus passion, or mind and the "unconscious." There are moments in each of our lives when our verbal-intellect suggests one course, and our "heart" or intuition, another. Quote Right
Quote Left This duality has been reflected in classical as well as modern literature as reason versus passion, or mind and the 'unconscious.' There are moments in each of our lives when our verbal-intellect suggests one course, and our 'heart' or intuition, another. Quote Right
Quote Left The difference between religion and morality lies simply in the classical division of things into the divine and the human, if one only interprets this correctly. Quote Right
Quote Left A classical work doesn't ever have to be understood entirely. But those who are educated and who are still educating themselves must desire to learn more and more from it. Quote Right
Quote Left Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape. Quote Right
Quote Left Classical musicians do this all the time. They want perfection. So they piece things together. Eight bars of this and six bars of that. Glenn Gould said that with a recording he wanted to make perfect versions of pieces. Quote Right
Quote Left I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment. Quote Right
Quote Left At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music. Quote Right
Quote Left Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world. Quote Right
Quote Left All the classical genres are now ridiculous in their rigorous purity. Quote Right
Quote Left I know of no studies so composing as those of the classical scholar. When we have sat down to them, life seems as still and serene as if it we... Quote Right
Quote Left The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving. Quote Right
Quote Left Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had... Quote Right

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Quote Left Every song from Rap to Classical is a Poem.. And every poem a song waiting for it Music.. Quote Right
Quote Left Great storytellers are buried in Mausoleums of marble with statues of angels. Great thinkers are buried in paupers graves with painters and classical musicians. Quote Right