English Critic Quotes


293 English Critic quotes:



"Not content to have the audience in the palm of his hand, he goes one further and clinches his fist."
"The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street."
"Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales."
Author: Crowley Quotes Category: English Critic Quotes Facts Quotes
"Paganism is wholesome because it faces the facts of life."
Author: Crowley Quotes Category: English Critic Quotes Facts Quotes
"The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal."
"I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning."
"I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner."
"Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people."
"I can imagine myself on my death-bed, spent utterly with lust to touch the next world, like a boy asking for his first kiss from a woman."
"The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach."
"To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter."
"The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript."
"Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness."
"The forms of art are inexhaustible; but all lead by the same road of aesthetic emotion to the same world of aesthetic ecstasy."
"Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it."
"If you think you can win, you can. Faith is necessary to victory."
"Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity."
"Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing."
"Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love."
Author: Hazlitt Quotes Category: English Critic Quotes Applause Quotes
"All sensitive people agree that there is a peculiar emotion provoked by works of art."


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