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Bernard Berenson Quotes



Quotes by Bernard Berenson - (18 quotes)

Bernard Berenson - From the Aging category:

A complete life may be one ending in so full an identification with the oneself that there is no self left to die. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Art category:

All of the arts, poetry, music, ritual, the visible arts, the theater, must singly and together create the most comprehensive art of all, a humanized society, and its masterpiece, free man. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Artists category:

The artist, depicting man disdainful of the storm and stress of life, is no less reconciling and healing than the poet who, while endowing Nature and Humanity, rejoices in its measureless superiority to human passions and human sorrows. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Beauty category:

When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish, the appreciation of beauty is on the increase. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Critics category:

Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Genius category:

We define genius as the capacity for productive reaction against one's training. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Hope category:

Boast is always a cry of despair, except in the young it is a cry of hope. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Knowledge category:

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Life category:

From childhood on I have had the dream of life lived as a sacrament... the dream implied taking life ritually as something holy. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Miracles category:

Miracles happen to those who believe in them. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Painting category:

In figure painting, the type of all painting, I have endeavoured to set forth that the principal if not sole source of life enchantments are Tactile Values, Movement and Space Composition. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Senses category:

Not what man knows but what man feels, concerns art. All else is science. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Taste category:

I am only a picture-taster, the way others are wine-or tea-tasters. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Taste category:

I am only a picture-taster, the way others are wine- or tea-tasters. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Time category:

I would I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Truth category:

Between truth and the search for truth, I choose the second. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Universe category:

You can parody and make fun of almost anything, but that does not turn the universe into a caricature. (Bernard Berenson)

Bernard Berenson - From the Wonder category:

I wonder whether Art has a higher function than to make me feel, appreciate, and enjoy natural objects for their art value. (Bernard Berenson)