Rudolph (the leading character) If you's go stop three tradesmen on the street, and ask the three what it is they live by, they'll reply at once, bread, meat and drink, and they'll be certain of it victuals and drink, like the rhyme in Mother Goose, makes up their diet nothing will be said of faith in things unseen, or following the gleam, just bread and meat and a can of wine to wash it down. But if you know them well, behind the fish-eyes and the bellies, if you know them better than they do, each one burns candles at some alter of his mind in secret in secret often, from himself, each is a priest to some dim mystery by which he lives. Strip him of that, and bread and meat and wine won't nourish him ... without his ... hidden faith, he dies and goes to dust.
How could we not ... The Whitney for 70 years has followed the instincts of American artists.
If you practice an art, be proud of it and make it proud of you It may break your heart, but it will fill your heart before it breaks it; it will make you a person in your own right.
It's a great time to be an artist, ... because a lot of the sacred cows are no longer in evidence.
He was a god, such as men might be, if men were gods.
From the point of view of the playwright, then, the essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of his hero.
There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime.
The ground is shifting radically under the pressure of newly documented claims. While there may not be a single clear solution for every claim, institutions will need to be forthright in explaining future acquisitions.
This liberty will look easy by and by when nobody dies to get it.
(CNN) -- Ezra Pound said a long time ago that artists are the antennae of the human race, ... That they actually sense and describe aspects of the world around us that the rest of us don't see because we're so busy living in it.
After two years of working as a consultant, I'm excited about having the chance to once again be involved with an art collection and with a professional staff and with the general public. I missed having connections with art, ideas and people.
The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of the hero.
Truth's like a fire, and will burn through and be seen.
A dramatist is usually thought of as a slightly benighted child of nature who somehow or other did it all on a Ouija board.
There's a little gray house in a one-street town, And the door stands open, and the steps go down, And you prop up the window with a stick on the sill, And you carry spring water from the bottom of the hill And the white star of Bethlehem grows in t
Everybody thought the newspaper would end the discussions around the hearth, or that radio would end the newspaper, or that TV would end radio, ... Everybody always fears this and yet we always make more psychic room for all of these media.
So it's fun to be on the ground floor of understanding what artists will be doing in the years to come.
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