Quotation by Henry Brooks Adams

My idea is that the world outside—the so-called modern world—can only pervert and degrade the conceptions of the primitive instinct of art and feeling, and that our only chance is to accept the limited number of survivors—the one- in-a-thousand of born artists and poets—and to intensify the energy of feeling within that radiant centre.
Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918), U.S. historian. Letter, August 6, 1910, to Albert Stanburrough Cook. Letters, Vol. 2, pp. 546-547, ed. Worthington Chauncy Ford, Houghton Mifflin (1938).
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