Walter Pater Quotes & Sayings

25 most famous Walter Pater quotes and sayings (critic). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Walter Pater Quotes
“The Renaissance of the fifteenth century was, in many things, great rather by what it designed then by what it achieved.”
Walter Pater Quotes
“For art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass, and simply for those moments' sake.”
Walter Pater Quotes
“To burn always with this hard, gem-like flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.”
Walter Pater Quotes
“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.”
Walter Pater Quotes
“Philosophical theories or ideas, as points of view, instruments of criticism, may help us to gather up what might otherwise pass unregarded by us.”
Walter Pater Quotes
“A counted number of pulses only is given to us of a variegated, dramatic life. How may we see in them all that is to to be seen in them by the finest senses?”
Walter Pater Quotes
“The various forms of intellectual activity which together make up the culture of an age, move for the most part from different starting-points, and by unconnected roads.”
“With this sense of the splendour of our experience and of its awful brevity, gathering all we are into one desperate effort to see and touch, we shall hardly have time to make theories about the things we see and touch.”
Walter Pater Quotes
“At first sight experience seems to bury us under a flood of external objects, pressing upon us with a sharp and importunate reality, calling us out of ourselves in a thousand forms of action.”
Walter Pater Quotes
“No account of the Renaissance can be complete without some notice of the attempt made by certain Italian scholars of the fifteenth century to reconcile Christianity with the religion of ancient Greece.”

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