Mimnermus Quotes (1 quote)
“Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.”
―Jose Ortega y Gasset
The Dehumanization of Art (1948)
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
In the Beauty of the Lilies (1996)
“The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.”
Entry for August 23, 1926, Journal
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Bio: Mimnermus was a Greek elegiac poet from either Colophon or Smyrna in Ionia, who flourished about 630 600 BC. He was strongly influenced by the example of Homer yet he wrote short poems suitable for performance at drinking parties and was remembered by ancient authorities chiefly as a love poet.
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“You can go through your whole life telling yourself that life is logical, life is prosaic, life is sane. Above all, sane. And I think it is. I've had a lot of time to think about that.”