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Friedrich Nietzsche

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” –Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher, born October 15th, 1844

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Paul Simon

“Facts can be turned into art if one is artful enough.” –Paul Simon, musician, former co-member of Simon and Garfunkel, born June 24th, 1813 Happy Birthday!!

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John Ruskin

“All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.” –John Ruskin, writer, born February 8th, 1819 Happy Birthday!!

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William James

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” – William James, American philosopher, January 11th, 1842 – August 26th, 1910

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Samuel Butler

“Life is not an exact science, it is an art.” – Samuel Butler, author, December 4th, 1835 – June 18th, 1902 Happy Birthday!!

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Visit the zoo

Here is a 1930s poster advertising for its viewers to visit the zoo. This image is part of the WPA Federal Art Project.   Image from the following source.

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Dilettante (dil-et-tante)

1) someone who genuinely loves the fine arts without being a professional. 2) someone who dabbles in art, literature, music etc. without any deep knowledge or application. 3) someone who has a superficial interest in a branch of knowledge.   … Continue reading

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