Jacques Barzun

1907 -

A Quote by Jacques Barzun

Jacques Barzun (1907 -)

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A Quote by Jacques Barzun on doubt, football, and wonder

To watch a football game is to be in a prolonged neurotic doubt as to what you're seeing. It's more like an emergency happening at a distance than a game. I don't wonder the spectators take to drink.

Jacques Barzun (1907 -)

Source: quoted in The Joy of Sports, 1976

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A Quote by Jacques Barzun on america, baseball, heart, learning, mind, and rules

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game.

Jacques Barzun (1907 -)

Source: quoted in The Joy of Sports, 1976

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A Quote by Jacques Barzun on art and meaning

Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning.

Jacques Barzun (1907 -)

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A Quote by Jacques Barzun on education, passion, pleasure, and silence

The educated man had throughout the ages found a way to covert passionate activity into silent and motionless pleasure. He can sit still in a room and not perish.

Jacques Barzun (1907 -)

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A Quote by Jacques Barzun on education, exercise, mind, and pleasure

The test and use of a man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.

Jacques Barzun (1907 -)

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