Quotes by: Jacques Barzun
Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.
The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more writers than readers.
Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap.
It is only in the shadows, when some fresh wave, truly original, truly creative, breaks upon the shore, that there will be a rediscovery of the West.
Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning in a memorable form - or else it is not art.