Life is Appreciation…

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Quotation by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.” 

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936), British author. Autobiography, ch. 11 (1936).

AGREE  : If you appreciate things, Life would be easier to live. And that includes, fortunes and misfortunes, death and survival, and all the happenings that man aren’t expecting to happen in his life.

DISAGREE : _______________________________________________________________________________

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ART IS A LIE…

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Art is not the truth but it is a reflection of what’s the truth. It is a realization of a lie which emanates from the true subject. It is a lie which came from truth but the lie can be perfectly recreated in a truthful manner, a perfect imitation of what is true.

Quotation by Pablo Picasso

  • “We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.” 

Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), Spanish artist. repr. In Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Picasso: Fifty Years of His Art (1946). “Picasso Speaks,” The Arts (New York, May 1923).

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CYRIL CONNOLLY QUOTES about WRITERS and ARTISTS

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  • “A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out”.
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  • “A writer is in danger of allowing his talent to dull who lets more than a year go past without finding himself in his rightful place of composition, the small single unluxurious “retreat” of the twentieth century, the hotel bedroom”.

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  • “The artist is a member of the leisured classes who cannot pay for his leisure”.

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  • “A best-seller is the golden touch of mediocre talent”.

Cyril Connolly

– – from his Biography

“Cyril Connolly was an English literary critic and novelist best known for his autobiography, ‘Enemies of Promise’ in which he explained why he failed to achieve the heights of success he once aspired to reach. Written with his characteristic terse sense of humor, he jokingly blamed his own laziness for keeping him from becoming the great writer he was supposed to become. Ironically, it was this very piece of writing which later on became known as his masterpiece and cemented his place in literary history! Known to be an eccentric, Connolly managed to charm his friends and family with his quirky sense of humor that irritated them as much as it amused”.  

“PRIDE “

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What can be more soothing, at once to a man’s Pride, and to his Conscience, than the conviction that, in taking vengeance on his enemies for injustice done him, he has simply to do them justice in return?

          Edgar Allan Poe
           revenge | justice | conscience

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Of the three forms of pride, that is to say pride proper, vanity, and conceit, vanity is by far the most harmless, and conceit by far the most dangerous. The meaning of vanity is to think too much of our bodily advantages, whether real or unreal, over others; while the meaning of conceit is to believe we are cleverer, wiser, grander, and more important than we really are.

John Cowper Powys

           vanity | conceit

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The foundation of humility is truth. The humble man sees himself as he is. If his depreciation of himself were untrue,… it would not be praiseworthy, and would be a form of hypocrisy, which is one of the evils of Pride. The man who is falsely humble, we know from our own experience, is one who is falsely proud.

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