Jacques Barzun Quotes

27 Jacques Barzun quotes:

"It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence."
"In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years."
"Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy."
"In any assembly the simplest way to stop the transacting of business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principle."
"The intellectuals' chief cause of anguish are one another's works."
"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game - and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams."
"An artist has every right - one may even say a duty - to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can."
"If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age."
"Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions."
"If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age"
"Finding oneself was a misnomer; a self is not found but made"
Author: Barzun Quotes Category: Self Quotes
"Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole."
"Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning in a memorable form - or else it is not art."
Author: Barzun Quotes Category: American Educator Quotes Meaning Quotes
"The piano is the social instrument par excellence... drawing-room furniture, a sign of bourgeois prosperity, the most massive of the devices by which the young are tortured in the name of education and the grown-up in the name of entertainment."
Author: Barzun Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes
"The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more writers than readers."
"[Regarding the idea of] race, ... no agreement seems to exist about what race means. Race seems to embody a fact as simple and as obvious as the noonday sun, but if that is so, why the endless wrangling about the idea and the facts of race. What is a race? How can it be recognized? Who constitute the several races?"
Author: Barzun Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"Of course, clothing fashions have always been impractical, except in Tahiti."
"Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice."
"The intellectuals' chief cause of anguish are one another's works"
"Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition."

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