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E.A. Bucchianeri
You can't enjoy art or books in a hurry.
E.A. Bucchianeri
Let's always try to paint the truth ... our art must be made to mean something.
Harold Bloom
There's very little authentic study of the humanities remaining. My research assistant came to me two years ago saying she'd been in a seminar in which the teacher spent two hours saying that Walt Whitman was a racist. This isn't even good nonsense. It's insufferable.
Mark Slouka
The case for the humanities is not hard to make, though it can be difficult--to such an extent have we been marginalized, so long have we acceded to that marginalization--not to sound either defensive or naive. The humanities, done right, are the crucible in which our evolving notions of what it means to be fully human are put to the test; they teach us, incrementally, endlessly, not what to do, but how to be. Their method is confrontational, their domain unlimited, their product not truth but the reasoned search for truth, their success something very much like Frost's momentary stay against confusion.
Stefan Collini
In trying to justify the humanities, as in trying to live a life, what may turn out to matter most is holding one's nerve.
Stefan Collini
Depth of understanding involves something which is more than merely a matter of deconstructive alertness; it involves a measure of interpretative charity and at least the beginnings of a wide responsiveness.
Stefan Collini
Good work, like good talk or any other form of worthwhile human relationship, depends upon being able to assume an extended shared world.
Terry Eagleton
Might not too much investment in teaching Shelley mean falling behind our economic competitors? But there is no university without humane inquiry, which means that universities and advanced capitalism are fundamentally incompatible. And the political implications of that run far deeper than the question of student fees.
Terry Eagleton
The humanities should constitute the core of any university worth the name.