Jacques Barzun Quotes

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Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
— Jacques Barzun


Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.

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If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age.
— Jacques Barzun


The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
— Jacques Barzun


Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning in memorable form—or else it is not art.


You are working in clay, not marble, on paper, not eternal bronze; let that first sentence be as stupid as it wishes.

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