William Morris

William Morris

English poet, artist and social activist
If I were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for; I should answer; A beautiful House; and if I were further asked to name the production next in importance and the thing next to be longed for; I should answer; A beautiful Book. To enjoy good houses and good books in self-respect and decent comfort, seems to me to be the pleasurable end towards which all societies of human beings ought now to struggle.More William Morris quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Give me love and work - these two only.More William Morris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.More William Morris quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A good way to rid one's self of a sense of discomfort is to do something. That uneasy, dissatisfied feeling is actual force vibrating out of order; it may be turned to practical account by giving proper expression to its creative character.More William Morris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you cannot learn to love real art, at least learn to hate sham art and reject it.More William Morris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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