Quotes by Susanne Langer

In human life, art may arise from almost any activity, and once it does so, it is launched on a long road of exploration, invention, freedom to the limits of extravagance, interference to the point of frustration, finally discipline, controlling constant change and growth.

Susanne Langer

Other Great Authors

You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough You must take action.

Anthony Robbins

Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

Benjamin Franklin

You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accomodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others, will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself-educating your own judgement. Those that stay must remember, always and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this society.

Doris Lessing

Inventions reached their limit long ago, and I see no hope for further development.

Julius Frontinus, 1st century A.D.

Perhaps we are wiser, less foolish and more far-seeing than we were two hundred years ago. But we are still imperfect in all these things, and since the turn of the century it has been remarked that neither wisdom nor virtue have increased as rapidly as the need for both.

Joseph Wood Krutch

Oh do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.

Jane Austen »

Truth is shorter than fiction.

Irving Cohen »

What I dream of is an art of balance.

Henri Matisse »