Susanne Katherina Langer Quotes

Susanne Katherina Langer Quotes: The high intellectual value of images, however, lies in the fact that they usually, and perhaps always, fit more than one actual experience.
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Susanne Katherina Langer Quote: A signal is comprehended if it serves to make us notice the object or situation it bespeaks. A symbol is understood when we conceive the idea it presents.
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Quotes about Susanne Katherina Langer: The arts objectify subjective reality, and subjectify outward experience of nature. Art education is the education of feeling, and a society that neglects it gives itself up to formless emotion. Bad art is corruption of feeling.
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Quote about Susanne Katherina Langer: The fairytale is irresponsible; it is frankly imaginary, and its purpose is to gratify wishes, as a dream doth flatter.
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Susanne Katherina Langer Sayings: Real thinking is possible only in the light of genuine language, no matter how limited, how primitive.
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Susanne Katherina Langer Saying: Art is just as comprehensible as science, but in its own terms ...
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Sayings about Susanne Katherina Langer: The world of physics is essentially the real world construed by mathematical abstractions, and the world of sense is the real world construed by the abstractions which the sense-organs immediately furnish. To suppose that the
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Saying about Susanne Katherina Langer: The intellectual treatment of any datum, any experience, any subject, is determined by the nature of our questions, and only carried out in the answers.
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Susanne Katherina Langer Quotes: The Past, being in the mode of memory, is closed, inalienable, and irreparable ...
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Susanne Katherina Langer Quote: It is the historical mind, rather than the scientific (in the physicist's sense), that destroyed the mythical orientation of European culture; the historian, not the mathematician, introduced the
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Quotes about Susanne Katherina Langer: Magic, then, is not a method, but a language; it is part and parcel of that greater phenomenon, ritual, which is the language of religion. Ritual is a symbolic transformation of experiences that no other medium can adequately express.
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Quote about Susanne Katherina Langer: The secret of 'fusion' is the fact that the artist's eye sees in nature... an inexhaustible wealth of tension, rhythms, continuities, and contrasts which can be rendered in line and color.
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Susanne Katherina Langer Sayings: ... the image of feeling created by artists, in every kind of art -- plastic, musical, poetic, balletic -- serves to hold the reality itself for our labile and volatile memory, as a touchstone to test the scope of our intellectual constructions.
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Susanne Katherina Langer Saying: value exists only where there is consciousness. Where nothing ever is felt, nothing matters.
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Sayings about Susanne Katherina Langer: The power of understanding symbols, i.e. of regarding everything about a sense-datum as irrelevant except a certain form that it embodies, is the most characteristic mental trait of mankind. It issues in an unconscious, spontaneous process of abstraction, which goes on all the time in the human mind: a process of recognizing the concept in any configuration given to experience, and forming a conception accordingly. That is the real sense of Aristotle's definition of Man as
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Saying about Susanne Katherina Langer: Language is, without a doubt, the most momentous and at the same time the most mysterious product of the human mind.
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Susanne Katherina Langer Quotes: Music is 'significant form,' and its significance is that of a symbol, a highly articulated, sensuous object, which by virtue of its dynamic structure can express the forms of vital experience which language is peculiarly unfit to convey. Feeling, life, motion and emotion constitute its import.
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