Love is only half the illusion the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
Quote by George Santayana
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Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
An ideal cannot wait for its realization to prove its validity.
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular.
For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.
Music is essentially useless, as life is but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval
Laurence Olivier said in an interview once that when he plays a tragedy he always aims for the funny parts, and the other way around. Because in a comedy you look for what's serious. I think that's true. Sometimes things are really funny if you're absolutely earnest. If you're really serious, it's hilarious.
The poetry of this one is called philosophical, of that one philological, of a third rhetorical, and so on. Which is then the poetic poetry?
This great, though disastrous, culture can only change as we begin to stand off and see... the inveterate materialism which has become the model for cultures around the world.
He who hath many friends hath none.
In 'The King's Speech,' patriotism is utterly contained within a historical moment, the third of September, 1939, where the aggressor is clear, the fight is clear, it hasn't become complicated over time.
Non-violence is the article of faith.
Rules and models destroy genius and art.
A certificate of live birth is not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination as a birth certificate.
Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it.