Forsaking: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations FormalizingPoetry is either something that lives like fire inside you --like music to the musician or Marxism to the Communist --or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.ndash;AnonymousFormalizing ndash; CeremonyTo dispense with ceremony is the most delicate mode of conferring a compliment.ndash;BulwerEvery ceremony or rite has a value if it is performed without alteration. A ceremony is a book in which a great deal is written. Anyone who understands can read it. One rite often contains more than a hundred books.ndash;George GurdjieffCeremony is the smoke of friendship.ndash;ProverbFormalizing ndash; FormThe worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.ndash;AristotleTo find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.ndash;Samuel BeckettNo form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight of the soul.ndash;Ingrid BergmanThe highest form of wisdom is kindness.ndash;Linda BermanReason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.ndash;Allan BloomSometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.ndash;David Byrne
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