The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity
Quote by George Santayana
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
A soul is but the last bubble of a long fermentation in the world.
Nothing can be meaner than the anxiety to live on, to live on anyhow and...
Music is essentially useless, as is life.
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous...
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the...
Real unselfishness consists in sharing the interests of others.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what...
Habit is stronger than reason.
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection...
Depression is rage spread thin.
By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer...
America is a young country with an old mentality.
The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.
To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is...