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    Dear Teacher,

    Is this quote correct:
    "Without enthusiasm nothing can come into existence in the art life" (Schumann)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafaelxx View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    Is this quote correct:
    "Without enthusiasm nothing can come into existence in the art life" (Schumann)

    Thanks,
    rafael
    Without enthusiasm, nothing comes out right in Art. Schumann
    That's from a Google search. Of course, Schumann was German, so he probably didn't say it in those words.

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    Dear Teacher,

    Thanks. How about this quote. Is this correct: "If you can see the beauty of he nature, if you can understand feel and honour the greatest artist's creation you will never be alone, you will never be unhappy." I am not sure who said it, but does this translation make sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafaelxx View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    Thanks. How about this quote. Is this correct: "If you can see the beauty of he nature, if you can understand feel and honour the greatest artist's creation you will never be alone, you will never be unhappy." I am not sure who said it, but does this translation make sense?

    Thanks,
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    "If you can see the beauty in (or of) nature, if you can understand, feel and honour the greatest artist's creation, you will never be alone, you will never be unhappy."

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    Dear Teacher,
    Thanks again.
    Could you help with this one?
    Is this quote correct?
    "The secret of the creative life is to treasure the children's spirit in our adulthood." Thomas Huxley

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafaelxx View Post
    Dear Teacher,
    Thanks again.
    Could you help with this one?
    Is this quote correct?
    "The secret of the creative life is to treasure the children's spirit in our adulthood." Thomas Huxley

    Thank you
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    Hmm,
    "The secret of a creative life is to treasure a child's spirit into our adulthood."
    That's grammatical, but I wouldn't use "treasure". But maybe Huxley did.

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    [Hmm,
    "The secret of a creative life is to treasure a child's spirit into our adulthood."
    That's grammatical, but I wouldn't use "treasure". But maybe Huxley did.]

    What would you use instead of treasure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafaelxx View Post
    [Hmm,
    "The secret of a creative life is to treasure a child's spirit into our adulthood."
    That's grammatical, but I wouldn't use "treasure". But maybe Huxley did.]

    What would you use instead of treasure?
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    I think the author means that we should all maintain our child's spirit into adulthood. "maintain" would be an apt word.
    As it stands, the quotation could mean that in adulthood, one could still treasure a child's spirit, but believe that it is only for children to feel that way. You can treasure the spirit of a child without having that spirit yourself.

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    treasure + maintain = cherish?

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