Herbert Read — English Poet born on December 30, 1893, died on December 30, 1968

Sir Herbert Edward Read, DSO, MC was an English anarchist, poet and literary critic, best known for numerous books on art, which included influential volumes on the role of art in education. Read was co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary Arts. He was one of the earliest English writers to take notice of existentialism... (wikipedia)

A man of personality can formulate ideals, but only a man of character can achieve them.
The sensitive artist knows that a bitter wind is blowing.
The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals - its philosophers, its poets and its artists.
Progress is measured by richness and intensity of experience - by a wider and deeper apprehension of the significance and scope of human existence.
Art is pattern informed by sensibility.