Walter Pater quotes

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The words "classic" and "romantic," like many other critical expressions, sometimes abused by those who have understood them too v ...
Dionysus, as we see him in art and poetry, is the projected expression of the ways and dreams of this primitive people, brooded ov ...
Quite different from them [abstractions of animal nature] in origin and intent, but confused with them in form, are those other co ...
To the modern spirit nothing is, or can be rightly known, except relatively and under conditions.
Well, we are all condamnés, as Victor Hugo says [in Le dernier jour d'un condamné]:... we have an interval, and then our place k ...
To regard all things and principles of things as inconstant modes or fashions has more and more become the tendency of modern thou ...
The service of philosophy, and of religion and culture as well, to the human spirit, is to startle it into a sharp and eager obser ...
Poetry, at all times, exercises two distinct functions: it may reveal, it may unveil to every eye, the ideal aspects of common thi ...
What makes revolutionists is either self-pity, or indignation for the sake of others, or a sympathetic perception of the dominant ...
But I must needs take my petulance, contrasting it with my accustomed morning hopefulness, as a sign of the ageing of appetite, of ...
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