Northrop Frye Quotes

6 Northrop Frye quotes:

"It is of the essence of imaginative culture that it transcends the limits both of the naturally possible and of the morally acceptable."
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"The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego."
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"It is clear that all verbal structures with meaning are verbal imitations of that elusive psychological and physiological process known as thought, a process stumbling through emotional entanglements, sudden irrational convictions, involuntary gleams of insight, rationalized prejudices, and blocks of panic and inertia, finally to reach a completely incommunicable intuition."
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"Just as a new scientific discovery manifests something that was already latent in the order of nature, and at the same time is logically related to the total structure of the existing science, so the new poem manifests something that was already latent in the order of words."
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"The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book."
Author: Frye Quotes Category: Man Quotes Canadian Critic Quotes
"Were art to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness."
Author: Frye Quotes Category: Life Quotes

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