Matthew Arnold Quote
Source/Notes: The Works of Matthew Arnold (1995 edition), Wordsworth Editions Limited - ISBN: 9781853264269
Source/Notes: Literature and Dogma (1873), ch. 1.
Source/Notes: Paraphrase. Original: "Culture is then properly described not as having its origin in curiosity, but as having its origin in the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection." From: "Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism" (1869), p. 8
Source/Notes: The Functions of Criticism at the Present Time (1864)
Source/Notes: The Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold (2005 edition), Kessinger Publishing - ISBN: 9781417934065