Elaine Scarry Quotes

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Elaine Scarry Quotes

Beauty brings copies of itself into being.
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Permitted to inhabit neither the realm of the ideal nor the realm of the real, to be neither aspiration nor companion, beauty comes to us like a fugitive bird unable to fly, unable to land.

— Elaine Scarry

Beauty always takes place in the particular.

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To have great pain is to have certainty; to hear that another person has pain is to have doubt.

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To misstate, or even merely understate, the relation of the universities to beauty is one kind of error that can be made. A university is among the precious things that can be destroyed.

— Elaine Scarry

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