Inert Quotes

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activities-that-seem-to-represent-choices-are-often-inert-reproductions-accepted-practice
almost-all-heroism-is-designed-to-make-you-inert-by-placing-it-in-context-that-you-cant-possibly-act-on-stefan-molyneux
things-can-never-touch-soul-but-stand-inert-outside-it-that-disquiet-can-arise-only-from-fancies-within-marcus-aurelius
nothing-in-education-is-so-astonishing-as-the-amount-of-ignorance-it-accumulates-in-the-form-of-inert-facts
my-faith-is-tool-i-employ-metaphorical-context-i-find-apt-but-it-is-inert-until-placed-in-hand-that-needs-it-thomm-quackenbush
men-of-genius-are-often-dull-and-inert-in-society-as-the-blazing-meteor-when-it-descends-to-earth-is-only-a-stone
most-our-daily-news-is-inert-consisting-information-that-gives-us-something-to-talk-about-but-cannot-lead-to-any-meaningful-action-68-neil-postman
the-opposite-freedom-is-cliche-nothing-is-less-free-more-inert-with-convention-hollow-brutality-than-row-fourletter-words-george-steiner
are-bombs-the-only-way-of-setting-fire-to-the-spirit-of-a-people-is-the-human-will-as-inert-as-the-past-two-worldwide-wars-would-indicate
evil-is-not-goods-absence-but-gravitys-everlasting-bedrock-its-fatal-chains-inert-violent-suffrage-our-days-geoffrey-hill
a-house-that-has-been-experienced-is-not-inert-box-inhabited-space-transcends-geometrical-space-gaston-bachelard
history-knows-no-scruples-no-hesitation-inert-unnering-flows-towards-her-goal-history-knows-herway-she-makes-no-mistakes-arthur-koestler
i-find-greater-companionship-in-inert-figures-animals-amp-speechless-artifacts-for-i-can-enjoy-their-presence-amp-there-is-no-psychic-drain-anton-szandor-lavey
i-hate-simply-to-work-i-just-hate-to-work-period-i-am-profoundly-slothful-practically-inert-fran-lebowitz
Art is the conscious making of numinous phenomena. Many objects are just objects - inert, merely utilitarian. Many events are inconsequential, too banal to add anything to our experience of life. This is unfortunate, as one cannot grow except by having one's spirit greatly stirred; and the spirit cannot be greatly stirred by spiritless things. Much of our very life is dead. For primitive man, this was not so. He made his own possessions, and shaped and decorated them with the aim of making them not merely useful, but powerful. He tried to infuse his weapons with the nature of the tiger, his cooking pots with the life of growing things; and he succeeded. Appearance, material, history, context, rarity - perhaps rarity most of all - combine to create, magically, the quality of soul. But we modern demiurges are prolific copyists; we give few things souls of their own. Locomotives, with their close resemblance to beasts, may be the great exception; but in nearly all else with which today's poor humans are filling the world, I see a quelling of the numinous, an ashening of the fire of life. We are making an inert world; we are building a cemetery. And on the tombs, to remind us of life, we lay wreaths of poetry and bouquets of painting. You expressed this very condition, when you said that art beautifies life. No longer integral, the numinous has become optional, a luxury - one of which you, my dear friend, are fond, however unconsciously. You adorn yourself with the same instincts as the primitive who puts a frightening mask of clay and feathers on his head, and you comport yourself in an uncommonly calculated way - as do I. We thus make numinous phenomena of ourselves. No mean trick - to make oneself a rarity, in this overpopulated age.

K.J. Bishop
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