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Lewis Mumford Quotes
Brief author info: Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) American writer, philosopher, historian, teacher.
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Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
By putting business before every other manifestation of life, our mechanical and financial civilization has forgotten the chief business of life: namely, growth, reproduction, development. It pays infinite attention to the incubator-and it forgets the egg!
Safety razors make it hard to grow beards in America: America would be a better place if there were a few bearded, savage, terrible old men.
Architecture is either the prophecy of an unformed society or the tomb of a finished one.
Every work of art is an abstraction from time; it denies the reality of change and decay and death.
Henceforward, I shout to the heavens, I shall deliver no more lectures on behalf of good causes: I am the good cause that denies the need for such lectures. Avaunt, importuning world! Back to my cell.
The ultimate gift of conscious life is a sense of the mystery that encompasses it.
Chaos, if it does not harden into a pattern of disorder, may be more fruitful than a regularity too easily accepted and a success too easily achieved.
Do you want to know what I most regret about my youth? That I didn't dream more boldly and demand of myself more impossible things; for all one does in maturity is to carve in granite or porphyry the soap bubble one blew in youth! Oh to have dreamed harder!
Not sense data or atoms or electrons or packets of energy, but purposes, interests, and meanings, constitute the underlying facts of human experience.
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