"Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Clive Bell on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Clive Bell on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Clive Bell on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Clive Bell on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Clive Bell on Albert Camus
"Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age."
"A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind."