Clive Bell Quotes

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Clive Bell Quotes

Civilized people can talk about anything. For them no subject is taboo ... In civilized societies there will be no intellectual bogeys at sight of which great grownup babies are expected to hide their eyes.
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I have been using art as a means to the emotions of life and reading into it the ideas of life.

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We all agree now - by 'we' I mean intelligent people under sixty - that a work of art is like a rose. A rose is not beautiful because it is like something else. Neither is a work of art. Roses and works of art are beautiful in themselves.

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Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind.

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It would follow that 'significant form' was form behind which we catch a sense of ultimate reality.

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It is the mark of great art that its appeal is universal and eternal.

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We have no other means of recognising a work of art than our feeling for it.

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Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class.

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Detail is the heart of realism, and the fatty degeneration of art.

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Cezanne is the Christopher Columbus of a new continent of form.

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