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  • The proper creative process is a slow, gradual, anonymous, collective one, in which each man collaborates with all the others and subordinates himself to the standards of the majority.
  • Guy Francon, its designer, has known how to subordinate himself to the mandatory canons which generations of craftsmen behind him have proved inviolate, and at the same time how to display his own creative originality, not in spite of, but precisely because of the Classical dogma he has accepted with the humility of a true artist.
  • It cannot be curbed, sacrificed or subordinated to any consideration whatsoever.
  • An architect needs clients, but he does not subordinate his work to their wishes.
  • Now it can be seen—growing throughout the world—not as a chaos of individual fancies, but as a cohesive, organized discipline which makes severe demands upon the artist, among them the demand to subordinate himself to the collective nature of his craft.

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  • Alongside this culture, various religious cultures with their respective rights can coexist, on condition (and to the degree) that they respect the criteria of the Enlightenment culture and subordinate themselves to it. This Enlightenment culture is substantially defined by the rights to liberty.
    Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)  --  Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures
  • His subordinate stands right next to him, looking as blank-minded as ever.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order

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