Quotes by aesthetic

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  • David Mamet
    David Mamet
    American Playwright 1947-
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    A dramatic experience concerned with the mundane may inform but it cannot release; and one concerned essentially with the aesthetic politics of its creators may divert or anger, but it cannot enlighten.
  • Evelyn Waugh
    Evelyn Waugh
    British novelist 1903-1966
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    Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
  • Antonio Tabucchi
    Antonio Tabucchi
    Italian writer and academic 1943-
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    An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-
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    Astrology is an aesthetic affront. It cheapens astronomy, like using Beethoven for commercial jingles.
  • Brit Morin
    Brit Morin
    American entrepreneur 1985-
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    At Brit + Co, our mission is to unlock creativity, so we look for future employees that actively flex their creative muscles. The design of your resume is the first way to let me know more about your aesthetic.
  • Bono
    Bono
    Irish singer, songwriter, philanthropist, activist and businessman 1960-
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    Bowie was much more responsible for the aesthetic of punk rock than he's been given credit for, like, in fact, most interesting things in the Seventies and Eighties.
    Source: Rolling Stone interview (2005)
  • Anthea Turner
    Anthea Turner
    English television presenter 1960-
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    Consider your house from an aesthetic point of view.
  • Alfred H. Barr
    Alfred H. Barr
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    Except the American woman, nothing interests the eye of American man more than the automobile, or seems so important to him as an object of aesthetic appreciation.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
  • Henry James
    Henry James
    American author 1843-1916
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    He is outside of everything, and alien everywhere. He is an aesthetic solitary. His beautiful, light imagination is the wing that on the autumn evening just brushes the dusky window.
  • J.G. Ballard
    J.G. Ballard
    English novelist, short story writer 1930-2009
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    I don't think it's possible to touch people's imagination today by aesthetic means.
  • Burton Rascoe
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    I felt exactly like the man in the advertisement who has not devoted fifteen minutes a day to the study of the classics. If only (I thought) I had devoted fifteen minutes a day to the cultivation of the aesthetic attitude! I could bound Afghanistan.
    Source: Contemporary Reminiscences in Arts & Decoration, Vol. 26 (1927)
  • Ouida
    Ouida
    English novelist, pseudonym of Maria Louise Ramé 1839-1908
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    If all feeling for grace and beauty were not extinguished in the mass of mankind at the actual moment, such a method of locomotion as cycling could never have found acceptance; no man or woman with the slightest aesthetic sense could assume the ludicrous position necessary for it.
  • Arne Jacobsen
    Arne Jacobsen
    Danish architect and designer 1902-1971
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    In addressing a task, one almost always has several possible options, sometimes only a few, and they may all be practical and functional. But they lack the aesthetic aspect that raises it to architecture.
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