Guy Davenport Quotes

Top 19 wise famous quotes and sayings by Guy Davenport

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Guy Davenport quotes: Art is always the replacement of indifference by attention. Art is always the replacement of indifference by attention.
Guy Davenport quotes: Art is the attention we pay to the wholeness of the world. Art is the attention we pay to the wholeness of the world.
Guy Davenport quotes: The real use of imaginative reading is precisely to suspend one's mind in the workings of another sensibility. The real use of imaginative reading is precisely to suspend one's mind in the workings of another sensibility.
Guy Davenport quotes: We will always return to the private and inviolable act of reading as our culture's way of developing an individual. We will always return to the private and inviolable act of reading as our culture's way of developing an individual.
Guy Davenport quotes: Lives do not have plots, only biographies do. Lives do not have plots, only biographies do.
Guy Davenport quotes: I was thought to be retarded as a child, and all the evidence indicates that I was. I was thought to be retarded as a child, and all the evidence indicates that I was.
Guy Davenport quotes: A boar is a very special kind of animal whose bristling is a thing unto itself, and his nape, like a snake's neck, is more a word than a reality. A boar is a very special kind of animal whose bristling is a thing unto itself, and his nape, like a snake's neck, is more a word than a reality.
Guy Davenport quotes: Nothing now exists that is so valuable as whatever theoretically might replace it. Nothing now exists that is so valuable as whatever theoretically might replace it.
Guy Davenport quotes: In curved Einsteinian space we are at all times, technically, looking at the back of our own head. In curved Einsteinian space we are at all times, technically, looking at the back of our own head.
Guy Davenport quotes: I am not writing for scholars or fellow critics, but for people who like to read, to look at pictures, and to know things. I am not writing for scholars or fellow critics, but for people who like to read, to look at pictures, and to know things.
Guy Davenport quotes: Originality houses many rooms, and the views from the windows are all different. Originality houses many rooms, and the views from the windows are all different.