Quotes by philistine

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  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    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.
  • Pauline Kael
    Pauline Kael
    American film critic
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    One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence for the superior tastes of those who put him down.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    The sign of a Philistine age is the cry of immorality against art.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a ''joke.''
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