Art

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
 
To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity.
 
Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training.
 
The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does.
 
Nothing is unthinkable, nothing impossible to the balanced person, provided it comes out of the needs of life and is dedicated to life’s further development.
 
One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.
 
Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
 
Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.

-Lewis Mumford

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