Johan Huizinga

Johan Huizinga

Dutch philosopher, historian, researcher of culture, professor of Groningen and Leiden University.
No other discipline has its portals so wide open to the general public as history.More Johan Huizinga quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order.More Johan Huizinga quotes [09/01/2011 07:09:00]
If the Americans, in addition to the eagle and the Stars and Stripes and the more unofficial symbols of bison, moose and Indian, should ever need another emblem, one which is friendly and pleasant, then I think they should choose the grapefruit. Or rather the half grapefruit, for this fruit only comes in halves, I believe. Practically speaking, it is always yellow, always just as fresh and well served. And it always comes at the same, still hopeful hour of the morning.More Johan Huizinga quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic.More Johan Huizinga quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If a serious statement is defined as one that may be made in terms of waking life, poetry will never rise to the level of seriousness. It lies beyond seriousness, on that more primitive and original level where the child, the animal, the savage, and the seer belong, in the region of dream, enchantment, ecstasy, laughter. To understand poetry we must be capable of donning the child's soul like a magic cloak and of forsaking man's wisdom for the child's.More Johan Huizinga quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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