„The first effect of modernism was to make high culture difficult: to surround beauty with a wall of erudition.“

"Avant-garde and Kitsch" (p. 85)
Modern Culture (2000)

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Roger Scruton fénykép
Roger Scruton1
1944 - 2020

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Sri Aurobindo fénykép

„I looked at the jail that secluded me from men and it was no longer by its high walls that I was imprisoned; no, it was Vasudeva who surrounded me.“

—  Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950

The Uttarpara Address (1909)
Kontextus: I looked at the jail that secluded me from men and it was no longer by its high walls that I was imprisoned; no, it was Vasudeva who surrounded me. I walked under the branches of the tree in front of my cell but it was not the tree, I knew it was Vasudeva, it was Sri Krishna whom I saw standing there and holding over me his shade. I looked at the bars of my cell, the very grating that did duty for a door and again I saw Vasudeva. It was Narayana who was guarding and standing sentry over me. Or I lay on the coarse blankets that were given me for a couch and felt the arms of Sri Krishna around me, the arms of my Friend and Lover. This was the first use of the deeper vision He gave me. I looked at the prisoners in the jail, the thieves, the murderers, the swindlers, and as I looked at them I saw Vasudeva, it was Narayana whom I found in these darkened souls and misused bodies.

Hugo Black fénykép

„The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.“

—  Hugo Black U.S. Supreme Court justice 1886 - 1971

Writing for the court, Everson v. Board of Education, 330 U.S. 1 (1947).

Glen Cook fénykép

„These differences can make it difficult for female musicians to enter male-dominated musical cultures.“

—  Holly Kruse

Holly Kruse (1999). Key Terms in Popular Music and Culture, pg. 94. Malden, Massachusetts. ISBN 0631212639.

John F. Kennedy fénykép

„With no more frontiers to explore…. the modern, effeminate, bourgeois "First World" states can no longer produce new honor cultures.“

—  Jack Donovan American activist, editor and writer 1974

Anarcho-Fascism
A Sky Without Eagles (2014)

Eckhart Tolle fénykép
Nassim Nicholas Taleb fénykép

„Older people are most beautiful when they have what is lacking in the young: poise, erudition, wisdom, phronesis, and this post-heroic absence of agitation.“

—  Nassim Nicholas Taleb, könyv The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Forrás: The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (2010), p. 24

Sania Mirza fénykép

„The facilities at that point in India were not up to international standards and the lack of tennis culture did make things more difficult.“

—  Sania Mirza Indian tennis player 1986

When she started learning to play tennis
India's most wanted

Colin Wilson fénykép

„All men are stuck in a kind of fog. They're surrounded by a wall of fog. They think this is perfectly normal, but it's not.“

—  Colin Wilson author 1931 - 2013

Forrás: The Black Room (1975), p. 20
Kontextus: All men are stuck in a kind of fog. They're surrounded by a wall of fog. They think this is perfectly normal, but it's not. It means that since they can't see much beyond their own little situation, they tend to vegetate. They need some immediate stimulus to keep them alert.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb fénykép
William Gibson fénykép

„Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.“

—  William Gibson American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist and founder of the cyberpunk subgenre 1948

Misattributed
Forrás: thought to be Gibson's words as a result of Twitter attribution decay, despite repeated disavowals. https://twitter.com/#!/GreatDismal/status/144940064990961664 https://twitter.com/#!/GreatDismal/status/144941061578559488 https://twitter.com/#!/GreatDismal/status/144941447936884736 https://twitter.com/#!/GreatDismal/status/171091202161131520. The source, according to Gibson, is Steven Winterburn https://twitter.com/greatdismal/status/119133581598666752 https://twitter.com/5tevenw/status/73091190475595776. However, Steven Winterburn is NOT the original creator of that quote. The original quote is the creation of Twitter account holder "@debihope" https://twitter.com/debihope?lang=en. See research by quoteinvestigator http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/10/25/diagnose/.

Bob Fitzsimmons fénykép

„He knows all the vulnerable spots of the human anatomy as well as the most erudite surgeon in the business and has a greater variety of effective blows than any fighter who ever lived.“

—  Bob Fitzsimmons British boxer 1863 - 1917

Sandy Griswold ring historian, Dec 24, 1904 National Police Gazette.http://coxscorner.tripod.com/fitz.html

„Every intelligent modern painter carries the whole culture of modern painting in his head.“

—  Robert Motherwell American artist 1915 - 1991

Abstract Expressionism, David Anfam, Thames and Hudson Ltd London, 1990, p. 22
1950s

Donald J. Trump fénykép
Eugène Delacroix fénykép

„Mythological subjects always new. Modern subjects difficult because of the absence of the nude and the wretchedness of modern costume.“

—  Eugène Delacroix French painter 1798 - 1863

13 January 1857 (p. 338)
1831 - 1863, Delacroix' 'Journal' (1847 – 1863)

Susan Sontag fénykép

„All modern wars, even when their aims are the traditional ones, such as territorial aggrandizement or the acquisition of scarce resources, are cast as clashes of civilizations — culture wars — with each side claiming the high ground, and characterizing the other as barbaric.“

—  Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004

Frankfurt Book Fair speech (2003)
Kontextus: All modern wars, even when their aims are the traditional ones, such as territorial aggrandizement or the acquisition of scarce resources, are cast as clashes of civilizations — culture wars — with each side claiming the high ground, and characterizing the other as barbaric. The enemy is invariably a threat to "our way of life," an infidel, a desecrator, a polluter, a defiler of higher or better values. The current war against the very real threat posed by militant Islamic fundamentalism is a particularly clear example.

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