Comfort came in with the middle classes.
Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age.
Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class.
It is the mark of great art that its appeal is universal and eternal.
We have no other means of recognising a work of art than our feeling for it.
All sensitive people agree that there is a peculiar emotion provoked by works of art.
It would follow that 'significant form' was form behind which we catch a sense of ultimate reality.
I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic.
The forms of art are inexhaustible; but all lead by the same road of aesthetic emotion to the same world of aesthetic ecstasy.
There must be some one quality without which a work of art cannot exist; possessing which, in the least degree, no work is altogether worthless.