Renaissance Quotes

That whole heroic notion of the women warriors known as Amazons is extremely appealing. It was appealing in antiquity, and, throughout the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, they’re always portrayed as heroic, courageous, and the equals of men, and that’s just extremely attractive and has been since antiquity.

— Adrienne Mayor

The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events.

— Arthur Erickson

One of a handful of films made in Detroit, ‘8 Mile’ doesn’t feature the Motown renaissance that Mayor Coleman A. Young dreamed of in the 1970s. Instead, it’s the beaten-down city: 8 Mile refers to the line of demarcation between Detroit and suburban, mostly white Oakland County.

— Elvis Mitchell

The Italian Renaissance extends beyond food, of course. Just about every major Italian furniture designer now has a shop in Paris, and Le Bon Marche recently opened an outlet for Santa Maria Novella perfumes, elixirs and soaps from Florence on its ground floor.

— Elaine Sciolino

The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind, like that of the ancients.

— George Santayana

Under the auspices of peace, our comprehensive renaissance will be built, and it will be a model for those who wish to emulate it in the greater Arab homeland.

— Hussein of Jordan

Historically, there had been many periods of Chinese Renaissance.

— Hu Shih

We may affirm, then, that the main drift of the later Renaissance was away from a humanism that favored a free expansion toward a humanism that was in the highest degree disciplinary and selective.

— Irving Babbitt

I always wanted to be a renaissance woman, do as many things as I possibly can and hopefully do them well or don’t do them at all.

— Jill Scott

Teller and I worked Renaissance Festivals and street performing – actually more real, no kidding around, Philadelphia street performing than we did Renaissance Festivals.

— Penn Jillette

When I was young, I was interested in Renaissance art.

— Sigmar Polke

The United States created the best popular songs that were ever written, and from the 1920s to the 1940s, it was a renaissance period. It stopped in 1950.

— Tony Bennett

The Renaissance of the fifteenth century was, in many things, great rather by what it designed then by what it achieved.

— Walter Pater
Renaissance Quotes

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