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Quotes from Santayana

I’ve been reading George Santayana’s The Sense of Beauty for research and for teaching (it is available for free on Project Guggenheim). It is a lovely, lovely book, and is helping me think through Juliette Derricotte’s response to natural and man-made beauty on her 1928 trip around the world. Some quotes: 4: “In all products of human industry we notice the keenness with which the eye is attracted to the mere appearance of things: great sacrifices of time and labour are made to it in the most vulgar manufactures; nor does man select his dwelling, his clothes, or his companions Read more