It does not seem that the contradiction which exists between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic structure of modern society can ever be resolved.
The characteristic political attitude of today is not one of positive belief, but of despair.
That is why I believe that art is so much more significant than either economics or philosophy. It is the direct measure of man’s spiritual vision.
Art is pattern informed by sensibility.
My own early experiences in war led me to suspect the value of discipline, even in that sphere where it is so often regarded as the first essential for success.
We may be sure that out of the ruins of our capitalist civilization a new religion will emerge, just as Christianity emerged from the ruins of the Roman civilization.
There are a few people, but a diminishing number, who still believe that Marxism, as an economic system, off era a coherent alternative to capitalism, and socialism has, indeed, triumphed in one country.
The only sin is ugliness, and if we believed this with all our being, all other activities of the human spirit could be left to take care of themselves.
I call religion a natural authority, but it has usually been conceived as a supernatural authority.
Progress is measured by the degree of differentiation within a society.