Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Moving Words Of Yesteryear.

History could teach us a lot.

" Even in dreams good works are not wasted "
Pedro Calderon de la Barca ( 1600-1681 )
" If a man devotes himself to art,
much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle. "

Albrecht Dürer Outline of a General / Treatise on Painting ca. 1510
" My tongue swore, but my mind's unsworn. "
Euripides Hippolytus 428 BC
" But what is past my help, is past my care. "
John Fletcher ( 1579-1625 ) The Double Marriage
" The greatest beauties of melody and harmony
become faults and imperfections when they are not in their proper place. "

Christoph Willibald von Gluck ( 1714-1787 )
" Without the aid of prejudice and custom,
I should not be able to find my way across the room. "

William Hazlitt ( 1778-1830 )
" The true paradises are paradises we have lost. "
Marcel Proust ( 1871-1922 ) Le Temps retrouve
" Creation must be completely free.
Every fetter one imposes on oneself by taking into account
play-ability or public taste leads to disaster. "

Max Reger ( 1873-1916 ) letter 1900
" A picture is finished when the artist achieves his aim. "
Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt ( 1606-1669 )
" O! it is excellent / To have a lion's strength,
but it is tyrannous / To use it like a giant. "

William Shakespeare ( 1564-1616 )
" But what they fought each other for, / I could not well make out. "
Robert Southey ( 1774-1843 ) ' The Battle of Blenheim '

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