Jacques Barzun's Quotes
Biography of Jacques Barzun
Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice.Tags: Education, Moral, Past
Schools are not intended to moralize a wicked world, but to impart knowledge and develop intelligence, with only two social aims in mind: prepare to take on one's share in the world's work, and perhaps in addition, lend a hand in improving society, after schooling is done.Tags: Knowledge, Society, Work
Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap.Tags: Between, Opinion, Since
Varese, Apollinaire, Ezra Pound, Leger, Gleizes, Severini, Villon, Duchamp, Duchamp-Villon, Marie Laurencin, Cocteau and many others were to me household names in the literal sense - names of familiar figures around the house.Tags: House, Others, Sense
Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.Tags: Emotions, Hopes, Music
Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.Tags: Hatred, Political, Tolerance
The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.Tags: Education, Exercise, Mind
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.Tags: Cannot, Maybe, Work
If it were possible to talk to the unborn, one could never explain to them how it feels to be alive, for life is washed in the speechless real.Tags: Life, Real, Talk
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game - and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams.Tags: Heart, Mind, School
Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning in a memorable form - or else it is not art.Tags: Art, Else, Meaning
Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole.Tags: Deep, Feelings, Whole
Of course, clothing fashions have always been impractical, except in Tahiti.Tags: Clothing, Except, Fashions
A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal as opposed to the conservative, who has both feet firmly planted in his mouth.Tags: Both, Feet, Liberal
An artist has every right - one may even say a duty - to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can.Tags: Artist, Duty, May
By the time I was 9, I had the conviction that everybody in the world was an artist except plumbers or people who delivered groceries.Tags: Artist, Everybody, Time
I have always been - I think any student of history almost inevitably is - a cheerful pessimist.Tags: Almost, History, Student
I'll read, and then I'll take naps. When I feel sleep coming on, I give in and don't fight it.Tags: Fight, Give, Sleep
If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age.Tags: Again, Age, Rise
In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principle.Tags: Business, Principle, Stop
It is only in the shadows, when some fresh wave, truly original, truly creative, breaks upon the shore, that there will be a rediscovery of the West.Tags: Creative, Fresh, Truly
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It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.Tags: Morning, Society, Time
The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more writers than readers.Tags: Crime, May, Soon
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.Tags: Baseball, Heart, Mind