Joint Hearing on the National Endowment for the Arts: Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth, and Families of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session, Hearing Held in Washington, DC, May 13, 1997, Volume 4

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Page 59 - I must study politics and war, that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
Page 405 - Government; (2) that a high civilization must not limit its efforts to science and technology alone but must give full value and support to the other great branches of man's scholarly and cultural activity...
Page 168 - BUT if art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen...
Page 403 - Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Page 404 - Arts is to foster the excellence, diversity, and vitality of the arts in the United States and to help broaden the availability and appreciation of such excellence, diversity, and vitality.
Page 197 - Pursuant to clause 2(g)(4) of the Rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the...
Page 397 - The encouragement and support of national progress and scholarship in the humanities and the arts, while primarily a matter for private and local initiative, are also appropriate matters of concern to the Federal Government.
Page 86 - You mentioned economic freedom. Does the writer need it? FAULKNER: No. The writer doesn't need economic freedom. All he needs is a pencil and some paper. I've never known anything good in writing to come from having accepted any free gift of money. The good writer never applies to a foundation. He's too busy writing something. If he isn't first rate he fools himself by saying he hasn't got time or economic freedom. Good art can come out of thieves, bootleggers, or horse swipes. People really are...
Page 59 - The arts and sciences essential to the prosperity of the state, and to the ornament and happiness of human life, have a primary claim to the encouragement of every lover of his country and mankind.
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