The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does.
Category Archive: Lewis Mumford
Every new baby is a blind desperate vote for survival: people who find themselves unable to register an effective political protest against extermination do so by a biological act.
Misery, mutilation, destruction, terror, starvation and death characterize the process of war and form a principal part of the product.
War vies with magic in its efforts to get something for nothing.
The vast material displacements the machine has made in our physical environment are perhaps in the long run less important than its spiritual contributions to our culture.
Today, the notion of progress in a single line without goal or limit seems perhaps the most parochial notion of a very parochial century.
The cities and mansions that people dream of are those in which they finally live.
The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.
A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail.
Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.