Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art should exhilarate, and throw down the walls of circumstance on every side, awakening in the beholder the same sense of universal relation and power which the work evinced in the artist, and its highest effect is to make new artists.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Art," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).
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