An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
Quote by George Santayana
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George Santayana Quotes
Love is only half the illusion the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
All living souls welcome whatsoever they are ready to cope with all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.
It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas.
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
Music is essentially useless, as life is.
A child only educated at school is an uneducated child.
Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality.
Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
Sanity is a madness put to good use.
The need of exercise is a modern superstition, invented by people who ate too much and had nothing to think about.
Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn't do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up.
My dad was a Methodist minister.
Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man.
I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.
All the legal action I've taken against newspapers has had a massively positive effect on my life and achieved exactly what I wanted, which is privacy and non-harassment.
The Ukrainian community is tight-knit by nature.
Over and over, we hear politicians say they can't spend our tax dollars on environmental protection when the economy is so fragile.
That's a central part of philosophy, of ethics. What do I owe to strangers? What do I owe to my family? What is it to live a good life? Those are questions which we face as individuals.