Schopenhauer, Arthur - The World as Will and Idea - Taking pleasure in the beautiful
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The World as Will and Idea – Arthur Schopenhauer
What we might otherwise call the most beautiful part of life, its purest joy – if only because it lifts us out of real existence and transforms us into disinterested spectators – is pure knowledge to which all willing is alien, pleasure in the beautiful, true delight in art – this is granted only to a very few, because it demands rare talents, and even to these few it is granted only as a fleeting dream.