“Our period now drawing to a close has had a tragedy: the mistaking of truth—and its isolation from—goodness. The isolation of truth is the suicide of the intellect. Rationalism destroys itself.” (1946)
“The natural condition of Artistic Creation is servitude–but servitude, voluntary, supported by charity, surrounded by leisure!” (1929)
“The lyric mood must be kept at all costs and preserved from the terrible enmity of active life. The spirit of the times and of our country is dead against that leisure without which true Religion and true art cannot flourish.” (December 1924)
“Expediency is the science of the relative
Sanctity and beauty, the art of the absolute.” (1955)
“Science is only concerned with the truth of present expediently.
“Art extends that truth back in time into permanent beauty materially.
“Religion projects that truth forward in time into eternal goodness spiritually.” (1961)