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Paul Goodman Quotes: To translate, one must have a style of his own, for the translation will have no rhythm or nuance, which come from the process of artistically thinking through and molding the sentences; they cannot be reconstituted by piecemeal imitation. The problem of translation is to retreat to a simpler tenor of one's own style and creatively adjust this to one's author.
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Paul Goodman Quote: Comedy is something that we can all share, no matter what language we speak or our background, it has the power to unite us all.
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Quotes about Paul Goodman: The philosophic aim of education must be to get each one out of his isolated class and into the one humanity.
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Quote about Paul Goodman: Nothing could be more stupid than for the communications commission to give to people who handle the means of broadcasting the inventing of what to broadcast, and then, disturbed at the poor quality, to worry about censorship.
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Paul Goodman Sayings: In a milieu of resignation, where the young men think of society as a closed room in which there are no values but the rejected rat race, ... it is extremely hard to aim at objective truth or world culture. One's own products are likely to be personal or parochial.
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Paul Goodman Saying: Not to teach the whole curriculum is to give up on the whole man.
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Sayings about Paul Goodman: We certainly have at present the dismal situation that the most imaginative men are directed by a group, the top managers, who are among the least.
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Saying about Paul Goodman: The ideal of having a real job that you risk your soul in and make good or be damned, belongs to the heroic age of capitalist enterprise, imbued with self-righteous beliefs about hard work, thrift, and public morals. Such an ideal might still have been mentioned in public fifty years ago; in our era of risk-insured semimonopolies and advertised vices it would be met with a ghastly stillness.
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Paul Goodman Quotes: It takes application, a fine sense of value, and a powerful community-spirit for a people to have serious leisure, and this has not been the genius of the Americans.
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Paul Goodman Quote: It is hard to grow up in a society in which one's important problems are treated as nonexistent. It is impossible to belong to it, it is hard to fight to change it.
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Quotes about Paul Goodman: The aim is not to give human beings real goals that warrant belief, and tasks to share in, but to re-establish
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Quote about Paul Goodman: We live increasingly in a system in which little direct attention is paid to the object, the function, the program, the task, the need; but immense attention to the role, the procedure, prestige, and profit.
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Paul Goodman Sayings: It is by losing ourselves in inquiry, creation & craft that we become something. Civilization is a continual gift of spirit: inventions, discoveries, insight, art. We are citizens, as Socrates would have said, & we have it available as our own.
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Paul Goodman Saying: Let me formulate the artistic disposition as follows: it is reacting with one's ideal to the flaw in oneself and in the world, and somehow making that reaction formation solid enough in the medium so that it indeed becomes an improved bit of real world for others.
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Sayings about Paul Goodman: I move in a society so devoid of ordinary reality that I am continually stopping to teach good sense, to give support, to help out, as a young gangster might help an old lady across the street on his way to the stick-up.
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Saying about Paul Goodman: Freud pointed out, in his Problem of Lay Analysis , that it is extremely unlikely that a young man who would throw the best years of his life into the cloistered drudgery of getting an M.D. degree, could possibly make a good psychoanalyst; so he preferred to look for young analysts among the writers, the lawyers, the mothers of families, those who had chosen human contact. But in their economic wisdom, the Psychoanalytic Institute of Vienna (and New York) overruled him.
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Paul Goodman Quotes: The problem of translation is to retreat to a simpler tenor of one's own style and creatively adjust this to one's author.
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