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  • The feelings excited by improper art are kinetic, desire or loathing.
  • Beauty expressed by the artist cannot awaken in us an emotion which is kinetic or a sensation which is purely physical.
  • The desire and loathing excited by improper esthetic means are really not esthetic emotions not only because they are kinetic in character but also because they are not more than physical.

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  • A large ball may not fall faster than a small one, but it has more kinetic energy.
  • It’s not enough that we have to sit through class after class and try to stay awake while they fill our heads with all this stuff we will probably never need to know, like how to figure out the surface area of a cube or what the difference is between kinetic and potential energy.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder

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