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Thomas Wolfe Quotes

(1931), American Author, Journalist

Le Corbusier was the sort of relentlessly rational intellectual that only France loves wholeheartedly, the logician who flies higher and higher in ever-decreasing circles until, with one last, utterly inevitable induction, he disappears up his own fundamental aperture and emerges in the fourth dimension as a needle-thin umber bird.

Category: Architecture

Making the world safe for hypocrisy.

Category: Army And Navy

This is the artist, then, life's hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glory's slave.

Category: Arts And Artists

The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.

Category: Arts And Artists

The modern picture of the artist began to form: The poor, but free spirit, plebeian but aspiring only to be classless, to cut himself forever free from the bonds of the greedy bourgeoisie, to be whatever the fat burghers feared most, to cross the line wherever they drew it, to look at the world in a way they couldn't see, to be high, live low, stay young forever -- in short, to be the bohemian.

Category: Bohemia

The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.

Category: Books And Reading

One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.

Category: Cities And City Life

There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.

Category: Cooking

Not even the most powerful organs of the press, including Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, can discover a new artist or certify his work and make it stick. They can only bring you the scores.

Category: Critics And Criticism

A cult is a religion with no political power.

Category: Cult

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.

Category: Culture

Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best.

Category: Death And Dying

It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved.

Category: Leaders And Leadership

A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.

Category: Liberals

Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.

Category: Life And Living