English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist (1834-1896)
William Morris was a British textile designer, poet, artist, novelist, architectural conservationist, printer, translator and socialist activist associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement. He was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he helped win acceptance of socialism in fin de siècle Great Britain.
William Morris Quotes
I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.
So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die that is to say, civilization will die.
If you cannot learn to love real art at least learn to hate sham art.
It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.
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 true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed art has remembered the people, because they created.
A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.
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