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Food For Thought

Tami Garcia

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June 20th, 2013 - 04:03 PM

Food For Thought

The artist who is to produce a work which is to be admired, not by his friends or his towns-people or his contemporaries, but by a ll men, and which is to be more beautiful to the eye in proportion to its culture, must disindividualize himself, and be a man of no party and no manner and no age, but one through whom the soul of all men circulates as the common air through his lungs. He must work in the spirit in which we conceive a prophet to speak, or an angel of the Lord to act; that is, he is not to speak his own words, or do his own works, or think his own thoughts, but he is to be an organ through which the universal mind acts.

ShareRalph Waldo Emerson

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