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American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
In most modern instances, interpretation amounts to the philistine refusal to leave the work of art alone. Real art has the capacity to make us nervous. By reducing the work of art to its content and then interpreting that, one tames the work of art. Interpretation makes art manageable, conformable.
American film critic
One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence for the superior tastes of those who put him down.
Irish writer 1854-1900
The sign of a Philistine age is the cry of immorality against art.
American writer 1842-1914
Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a ''joke.''
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