Eric Gill

Eric Gill

British sculptor, type designer, typographer
Culture is a sham if it is only a sort of Gothic front put on an iron building -- like Tower Bridge -- or a classical front put on a steel frame -- like the Daily Telegraph building in Fleet Street. Culture, if it is to be a real thing and a holy thing, must be the product of what we actually do for a living -- not something added, like sugar on a pill.More Eric Gill quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Without philosophy man cannot know what he makes; without religion he cannot know why.More Eric Gill quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Legibility, in practice, amounts simply to what one is accustomed to. But this is not to say that because we have got used to something demonstrably less legible than something else would be if we could get used to it, we should make no effort to scrap the existing thing. This was done by the Florentines and Romans of the fifteenth century; it requires simply good sense in the originators & good will in the rest of us.More Eric Gill quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ultimately there is no happiness in a world in which things are not as good as they can be.More Eric Gill quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artistMore Eric Gill quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

Quotes of the month

Jodi Picoult Lie to yourself until it's true. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Mother Teresa The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Arthur Koestler Death tripped down the corridor, changing step, struck out here and there, danced pirouettes; often I felt his breath on my face when he was miles away; often I fell asleep and dreamed while he stood leaning over my bed. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Samuel Butler The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Eric Bell The mistakes and unresolved difficulties of the past in mathematics have always been the opportunities of its future. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More