The success of many books is due to the affinity between the mediocrity of the author’s ideas and those of the public.
There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste.
When so much of our so-called art and entertainment… celebrate depravity, cruelty, and mindless violence the practice of personal integrity (becomes) a lonely and heroic undertaking.
A human activity having for its purpose the transmission of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen.
In any evolutionary business, even in the arts, the search for novelty becomes corrupting.
When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
When works of art attain their utmost perfection they are eminently calculated to awaken thoughts of energy and virtue.
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. – See more at: https://www.johnfgroom.com/quote-single/?postid=9634#sthash.7IBCmdFF.dpuf
I wrote this book for a sense of personal satisfaction. Just like taking a good photograph or painting a picture or playing a good golf game or something, it’s the thing in itself that justifies it.