Jacques Barzun Quotes

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Jacques Barzun quotes: The intellectuals' chief cause of anguish are one another's works. The intellectuals' chief cause of anguish are one another's works.
Jacques Barzun quotes: Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation. Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation.
Jacques Barzun quotes: I'll read, and then I'll take naps. When I feel sleep coming on, I give in and don't fight it. I'll read, and then I'll take naps. When I feel sleep coming on, I give in and don't fight it.
Jacques Barzun quotes: The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind. The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
Jacques Barzun quotes: Finding oneself was a misnomer; a self is not found but made. Finding oneself was a misnomer; a self is not found but made.
Jacques Barzun quotes: Grab a pen and put down some words - your name even - and a title: something to see, to revise, to carve, to do over in the opposite way Grab a pen and put down some words - your name even - and a title: something to see, to revise, to carve, to do over in the opposite way
Jacques Barzun quotes: When people accept futility and the absurd as normal, the culture is decadent. When people accept futility and the absurd as normal, the culture is decadent.
Jacques Barzun quotes: I have always been - I think any student of history almost inevitably is - a cheerful pessimist. I have always been - I think any student of history almost inevitably is - a cheerful pessimist.
Jacques Barzun quotes: Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Jacques Barzun quotes: By the time I was 9, I had the conviction that everybody in the world was an artist except plumbers or people who delivered groceries. By the time I was 9, I had the conviction that everybody in the world was an artist except plumbers or people who delivered groceries.
Jacques Barzun quotes: Above all, the ability to feel the force of an argument apart from the substance it deals with is the strongest weapon against prejudice. Above all, the ability to feel the force of an argument apart from the substance it deals with is the strongest weapon against prejudice.
Jacques Barzun quotes: It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence. It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
Jacques Barzun quotes: No subject of study is more important than reading ... all other intellectual powers depend on it. No subject of study is more important than reading ... all other intellectual powers depend on it.
Jacques Barzun quotes: Of course, clothing fashions have always been impractical, except in Tahiti. Of course, clothing fashions have always been impractical, except in Tahiti.
Jacques Barzun quotes: The history of creation is but a succession of battles between amateurs of genius-inspired heretics- and orthodox professionals. The history of creation is but a succession of battles between amateurs of genius-inspired heretics- and orthodox professionals.
Jacques Barzun quotes: In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principle. In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principle.
Jacques Barzun quotes: An artist has every right - one may even say a duty - to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can. An artist has every right - one may even say a duty - to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can.
Jacques Barzun quotes: Life is given us as a passion. Life is given us as a passion.
Jacques Barzun quotes: Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole. Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole.
Jacques Barzun quotes: In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
Jacques Barzun quotes: Bad writing, it is easily verified, has never kept scholarship from being published. Bad writing, it is easily verified, has never kept scholarship from being published.
Jacques Barzun quotes: Simple English is no one's mother tongue. It has to be worked for. Simple English is no one's mother tongue. It has to be worked for.
Jacques Barzun quotes: Baseball is a kind of collective chess with arms and legs in full play under sunlight. Baseball is a kind of collective chess with arms and legs in full play under sunlight.
Jacques Barzun quotes: The truth is, when all is said and done, one does not teach a subject, one teaches a student how to learn it. The truth is, when all is said and done, one does not teach a subject, one teaches a student how to learn it.
Jacques Barzun quotes: [ ... ] the state is not immoral but amoral; half of it exists outside morality [ ... ] the state is not immoral but amoral; half of it exists outside morality
Jacques Barzun quotes: If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age. If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age.
Jacques Barzun quotes: The book, like the bicycle, is a perfect form. The book, like the bicycle, is a perfect form.
Jacques Barzun quotes: Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions. Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
Jacques Barzun quotes: The mind tends to run along the groove of one's intention and overlook the actual expression. The mind tends to run along the groove of one's intention and overlook the actual expression.
Jacques Barzun quotes: Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.
Jacques Barzun quotes: Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine. Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine.
Jacques Barzun quotes: Old age is like learning a new profession. And not one of your own choosing. Old age is like learning a new profession. And not one of your own choosing.
Jacques Barzun quotes: No one has ever used historical examples, near or remote, with the detail, precision, and directness to be found in every page of Shaw. No one has ever used historical examples, near or remote, with the detail, precision, and directness to be found in every page of Shaw.
Jacques Barzun quotes: The reason teaching has to go on is that children are not born human; they are made so. The reason teaching has to go on is that children are not born human; they are made so.
Jacques Barzun quotes: [The prince] dare not let ethics keep him from doing whatever evil must be done to preserve himself and the state. [The prince] dare not let ethics keep him from doing whatever evil must be done to preserve himself and the state.
Jacques Barzun quotes: We cannot appreciate the art of any age without first acquiring an equivalent of the experience it depicts. We cannot appreciate the art of any age without first acquiring an equivalent of the experience it depicts.