Kenneth Clark Quotes

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Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process. -Kenneth Clark
The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing, civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary, ignorant people. -Kenneth Clark
Ruthless, greedy, tyrannical, disreputable they have had one principle worth all the rest, the principle of delight! -Kenneth Clark
We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs. -Kenneth Clark
A lot of people you think you know you don't know until you find out you don't know then it may be too late to know. -Kenneth Clark
Look at this charming donkey! -Kenneth Clark
Only the bad artists of the nineteenth century were frightened by the invention of photography; the good ones all welcomed it and used it. -Kenneth Clark
Heroes do not easily tolerate the company of other heroes. -Kenneth Clark
The great artist takes what he needs. -Kenneth Clark
The nude does not simply represent the body, but relates it, by analogy, to all structures that have become part of our imaginative experience. -Kenneth Clark
Art...must do something more than give pleasure: it should relate to our own life so as to increase our energy of spirit. -Kenneth Clark
Sweeping, confident articles on the future seem to me, intellectually, the most disreputable of all forms of public utterance. -Kenneth Clark
In time of war all countries behave equally badly, because the power of action is handed over to stupid and obstinate men. -Kenneth Clark
I believe in courtesy, the ritual by which we avoid hurting other people's feelings by satisfying our own egos. -Kenneth Clark
Devotion to the facts will always give the pleasures of recognition; adherence to the rules of design, the pleasures of order and certainty. -Kenneth Clark
I believe in the God-given genius of certain individuals, and I value a society that makes their existence possible. -Kenneth Clark
To hurry through the rise and fall of a fine, full sentence is like defying the role of time in human life. -Kenneth Clark
We are part of a great whole. All living things are our brothers and sisters. -Kenneth Clark
All color is no color. -Kenneth Clark
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