Quotation by Benjamin Haydon

One of the surest evidences of an elevated taste is the power of enjoying works of impassioned terrorism, in poetry, and painting. The man who can look at impassioned subjects of terror with a feeling of exultation may be certain he has an elevated taste.
Benjamin Haydon (1786–1846), British artist. "Table Talk," Correspondence and Table-Talk, vol. 2, ed. Frederic Wordsworth Haydon (1876).
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