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William Morris
(1834-1896) born on
Mar 24
English craftsman, poet. He was noted for his wallpaper and tapestry designs, and wrote "The Life and Death of Jason," 1862.
         
   
F
Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement; a sanded floor and whitewashed walls and the green trees, and flowery meads, and living waters outside.

R
Memory and imagination help [a man] as he works. Not only his own thoughts, but the thoughts of the men of past ages guide his hands; and, as part of the human race, he creates.
A
Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung.
N
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.
K
If you cannot learn to love real art; at least learn to hate sham art and reject it . . . because these are but the outward symbols of the poison that lies within them.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Decorative Arts: Their Relation to Modern Life and Progress," lecture; in "Hopes and Fears for Art," 1882.
R: "Signs of Change," "Useful Work versus Useless Toil," 1888.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: "Signs of Change," "Useful Work versus Useless Toil," 1888.
K: "The Decorative Arts: Their Relation to Modern Life and Progress," lecture; in "Hopes and Fears for Art," 1882.
   


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