It hardly seems worthwhile to point out the shortsightedness of those practitioners who would have us believe that the form of the poem is merely its shape.
Opera is the most complete art form. It includes drama, acting, technology (lighting), art (the sets), dance, and the epitome of the human voices. But mostly, go for the glorious music. The arts are crucial to the life of every community.
Never yet was a nation born that did not begin in the spirit, pass to the heart and the mind, and then take an outer form in the world of men.
Dolphins are social mammals, capable of enjoying their lives. They form close bonds with other members of their group.
The individual has become a mere cog in an enormous organization of things and powers which tear from his hands all progress, spirituality, and value in order to transform them from their subjective form into the form of a purely objective life.
It’s the classic story form. All staying equal, or proving equal, or being equal, this will all continue, and the next time around, we’ll move on to see what happened to Harry after he dove in the river, or who his friend John really was, and so on.
For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form, but the swarming nations are now in full career.
I consider fiction a very high-class form of lying. I enjoy and admire it enormously, but I don’t think I’m very good at it.
Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.
Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.