Henry James

Henry James

American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism.
The artist beholds in nature more than she herself Nature is conscious of.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The effect, if not the prime office, of criticism is to make our absorption and our enjoyment of the things that feed the mind as aware of itself as possible, since that awareness quickens the mental demand, which thus in turn wanders further and further for pasture. This action on the part of the mind practically amounts to a reaching out for the reasons of its interest, as only by its ascertaining them can the interest grow more various. This is the very education of our imaginative life.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are moods in which one feels the impulse to enter a tacit protest against too gross an appetite for pure aesthetics in this starving and sinning world. One turns half away, musingly, from certain beautiful useless things.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
However British you may be, I am more British still.More Henry James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.More Henry James quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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