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William Morris Quotes: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.




William Morris Quotes: "The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life."

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.




William Morris Quotes: "Art made by the people for the people, as a joy to the maker and the user."

Art made by the people for the people, as a joy to the maker and the user.



William Morris Quotes: "I am going your way, so let us go hand in hand. You help me and I'll help you. We shall not be here very long ... so let us help one another while we may."

I am going your way, so let us go hand in hand. You help me and I'll help you. We shall not be here very long ... so let us help one another while we may.




William Morris Quotes: "I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few."

I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.



William Morris Quotes: "There is no excuse for doing anything which is not strikingly beautiful."

There is no excuse for doing anything which is not strikingly beautiful.



William Morris Quotes: "The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make."

The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.




William Morris Quotes: "Nothing should be made by man's labour which is not worth making, or which must be made by labour degrading to the makers."

Nothing should be made by man's labour which is not worth making, or which must be made by labour degrading to the makers.



William Morris Quotes: "History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created."

History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.



William Morris Quotes: "Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement."

Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement.



William Morris Quotes: "No pattern should be without some sort of meaning."

No pattern should be without some sort of meaning.



William Morris Quotes: "Artists cannot help themselves; they are driven to create by their nature, but for that nature to truly thrive, we need to preserve the precious habitat in which that beauty can flourish."

Artists cannot help themselves; they are driven to create by their nature, but for that nature to truly thrive, we need to preserve the precious habitat in which that beauty can flourish.




William Morris Quotes: "What is an artist but a workman who is determined that, whatever else happens, his work shall be excellent?"

What is an artist but a workman who is determined that, whatever else happens, his work shall be excellent?



William Morris Quotes: "The wind is not helpless for any man's need, Nor falleth the rain but for thistle and weed."

The wind is not helpless for any man's need, Nor falleth the rain but for thistle and weed.



William Morris Quotes: "Give me love and work - these two only."

Give me love and work - these two only.



William Morris Quotes: "My work is the embodiment of dreams in one form or another."

My work is the embodiment of dreams in one form or another.



William Morris Quotes: "It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last."

It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.



William Morris Quotes: "No man is good enough to be another's master."

No man is good enough to be another's master.



William Morris Quotes: "I half wish that I had not been born with a sense of romance and beauty in this accursed age."

I half wish that I had not been born with a sense of romance and beauty in this accursed age.



William Morris Quotes: "So with this Earthly Paradise it is, If ye will read aright, and pardon me, Who strive to build a shadowy isle of bliss Midmost the beating of the steely sea."

So with this Earthly Paradise it is, If ye will read aright, and pardon me, Who strive to build a shadowy isle of bliss Midmost the beating of the steely sea.



William Morris Quotes: "It is the relationship between the physical environment and the environed organism, between physiography and ontography (to coin a term), that constitutes the essential principles of geography today."

It is the relationship between the physical environment and the environed organism, between physiography and ontography (to coin a term), that constitutes the essential principles of geography today.



William Morris Quotes: "...If our houses, or clothes, our household furniture and utensils are not works of art, they are either wretched makeshifts, or, what is worse, degrading shams of better things."

...If our houses, or clothes, our household furniture and utensils are not works of art, they are either wretched makeshifts, or, what is worse, degrading shams of better things.



William Morris Quotes: "That talk of inspiration is sheer nonsense; there is no such thing. It is a mere matter of craftsmanship."

That talk of inspiration is sheer nonsense; there is no such thing. It is a mere matter of craftsmanship.



William Morris Quotes: "If i were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for, I should answer, A beautiful House."

If i were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for, I should answer, A beautiful House.



William Morris Quotes: "We are only the trustees for those who come after us."

We are only the trustees for those who come after us.



William Morris Quotes: "I know a little garden close Set thick with lily and red rose, Where I would wander if I might From dewy dawn to dewy night. And have one with me wandering."

I know a little garden close Set thick with lily and red rose, Where I would wander if I might From dewy dawn to dewy night. And have one with me wandering.



William Morris Quotes: "Don't think too much of style."

Don't think too much of style.



William Morris Quotes: "O thrush, your song is passing sweet, But never a song that you have sung Is half so sweet as thrushes sang When my dear love and I were young."

O thrush, your song is passing sweet, But never a song that you have sung Is half so sweet as thrushes sang When my dear love and I were young.



William Morris Quotes: "If we feel the least degradation in being amorous, or merry or hungry, or sleepy, we are so far bad animals & miserable men."

If we feel the least degradation in being amorous, or merry or hungry, or sleepy, we are so far bad animals & miserable men.



William Morris Quotes: "Late February days; and now, at last, Might you have thought that Winter's woe was past; So fair the sky was and so soft the air."

Late February days; and now, at last, Might you have thought that Winter's woe was past; So fair the sky was and so soft the air.



William Morris Quotes: "If a chap can't compose an epic poem while he's weaving tapestry, he had better shut up, he'll never do any good at all."

If a chap can't compose an epic poem while he's weaving tapestry, he had better shut up, he'll never do any good at all.



William Morris Quotes: "And the deeds that ye do upon this earth, it is for fellowship's sake that ye do them."

And the deeds that ye do upon this earth, it is for fellowship's sake that ye do them.



William Morris Quotes: "Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung."

Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung.



William Morris Quotes: "The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her."

The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her.



William Morris Quotes: "It is the childlike part of us that produces works of the imagination. When we were children time passed so slow with us that we seemed to have time for everything."

It is the childlike part of us that produces works of the imagination. When we were children time passed so slow with us that we seemed to have time for everything.



William Morris Quotes: "Don't talk of what you are 'going to do!' Do it!"

Don't talk of what you are 'going to do!' Do it!



William Morris Quotes: "Ornamental pattern work, to be raised above the contempt of reasonable men, must possess three qualities: beauty, imagination and order."

Ornamental pattern work, to be raised above the contempt of reasonable men, must possess three qualities: beauty, imagination and order.



William Morris Quotes: "As to the garden, it seems to me its chief fruit is-blackbirds."

As to the garden, it seems to me its chief fruit is-blackbirds.



William Morris Quotes: "Apart from the desire to produce beautiful things, the leading passion of my life has been and is hatred of modern civilization."

Apart from the desire to produce beautiful things, the leading passion of my life has been and is hatred of modern civilization.



William Morris Quotes: "You are to draw not reality, but the appearance of reality!"

You are to draw not reality, but the appearance of reality!



William Morris Quotes: "Free men must live simple lives and have simple pleasures."

Free men must live simple lives and have simple pleasures.



William Morris Quotes: "Architecture would lead us to all the arts, as it did with earlier mean: but if we despise it and take no note of how we are housed, the other arts will have a hard time of it indeed."

Architecture would lead us to all the arts, as it did with earlier mean: but if we despise it and take no note of how we are housed, the other arts will have a hard time of it indeed.



William Morris Quotes: "Imagination comes in after we have experience."

Imagination comes in after we have experience.



William Morris Quotes: "Give up the idea of 'color' for awhile! Consider masses - values, only... One dark and one light place in every picture."

Give up the idea of 'color' for awhile! Consider masses - values, only... One dark and one light place in every picture.



William Morris Quotes: "The greatest foe to art is luxury, art cannot live in its atmosphere."

The greatest foe to art is luxury, art cannot live in its atmosphere.



William Morris Quotes: "Believe that time is going to help you do what you want."

Believe that time is going to help you do what you want.



William Morris Quotes: "All rooms ought to look as if they were lived in, and to have so to say, a friendly welcome ready for the incomer."

All rooms ought to look as if they were lived in, and to have so to say, a friendly welcome ready for the incomer.



William Morris Quotes: "You can always draw as well as you know how to. I flatter myself that I feel more than I express on canvas; but I know that is not so."

You can always draw as well as you know how to. I flatter myself that I feel more than I express on canvas; but I know that is not so.



William Morris Quotes: "You can't do a fine thing without having seen fine examples."

You can't do a fine thing without having seen fine examples.