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Kenneth Clark

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A lot of people you think you know you don't know until you find out you don't know then it may be too late to know.

— Kenneth Clark

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We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs.

— Kenneth Clark

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All great civilizations, in their early stages, are based on success in war.

— Kenneth Clark

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Children who are treated as if they are uneducable almost invariably become uneducable.

— Kenneth Clark

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No nude, however abstract, should fail to arouse in the spectator some vestige of erotic feeling, even if it be only the faintest shadow - and if it does not do so it is bad art and false morals.

— Kenneth Clark

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Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process.

— Kenneth Clark

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The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing, civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary, ignorant people.

— Kenneth Clark

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To hurry through the rise and fall of a fine, full sentence is like defying the role of time in human life.

— Kenneth Clark

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In 1946 Clark resigned his directorship in order to devote more time to writing. As Director of the National Gallery he oversaw the successful relocation and storage of the collection to avoid the Blitz and continued a programme of concerts and performances. Early career
A protégé of the most influential art critic of the time Bernard Berenson Clark quickly became the British art establishment's most respected aesthetician.

Kenneth McKenzie Clark Baron Clark OM CH KCB FBA (13 July 1903 – 21 May 1983) was a British author museum director broadcaster and one of the best-known art historians of his generation writing a series of books that appealed to a wide public while remaining serious contributions to scholarship. In 1969 he achieved an international popular presence as the writer producer and presenter of the BBC Television series Civilisation which pioneered a style of television documentary series combining a personalized narration by a leading expert with lavish photography and shooting on location.

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