Robin G. Collingwood Quotes

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Robin G. Collingwood Quotes

Art is communitys medicine for that worst disease of the mind, the corruption of consciousness
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Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.

— Robin G. Collingwood

Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue.

— Robin G. Collingwood

The history of thought, and therefore all history, is the re-enactment of past thought in the historian's own mind.

— Robin G. Collingwood

As a child growing up among artists I learned to think of a picture not as a finished product exposed for the admiration of the virtuosi, but as the visible record, lying about the house, of an attempt to solve a definite problem in painting.

— Robin G. Collingwood

The children of each generation are taught to want what they are taught they must not have.

— Robin G. Collingwood

To regard such a positive mental science [psychology] as rising above the sphere of history, and establishing the permanent and unchanging laws of human nature, is therefore possible only to a person who mistakes the transient conditions of a certain historical age for the permanent conditions of human life.

— Robin G. Collingwood

Art is community's medicine for that worst disease of the mind, the corruption of consciousness

— Robin G. Collingwood

To the scientist, nature is always and merely a 'phenomenon,' not in the sense of being defective in reality, but in the sense of being a spectacle presented to his intelligent observation; whereas the events of history are never mere phenomena, never mere spectacles for contemplation, but things which the historian looks, not at, but through, to discern the thought within them.

— Robin G. Collingwood

The romantic artist expects people to ask, 'What has he got to say?' The classical artist expects them to ask, 'How does he say it?

— Robin G. Collingwood

The artist must prophesy not in the sense that he foretells things to come, but in the sense that he tells his audience, at the risk of their displeasure, the secrets of their own hearts

— Robin G. Collingwood

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