Ross Parmenter

Ross
Parmenter
1912
1999

Canadian Music Critic, Writer, Editor and Author, Staff Writer for the New York Times

Author Quotes

True vision is always twofold. It involves emotional comprehension as well as physical perception. Yet how rarely we have either. We generally only glance at an object long enough to tag it with a name.

In remaking the world in the likeness of a steam-heated, air-conditioned metropolis of apartment buildings we have violated one of our essential attributes-our kinship with nature.

The need for devotion to something outside ourselves is even more profound than the need for companionship. If we are not to go to pieces or wither away, we must have some purpose in life; for no man can live for himself alone.

My belief is that personal freedom cannot grow beyond personal responsibility. The more people that learn to be fully accountable for their lives, the more freedom each of us can enjoy and the more fulfilling all of our lives will be.

The need for devotion to something outside ourselves is even more profound than the need for companionship. If we are not to go to pieces or wither away, we all must have some purpose in life; for no man can live for himself alone.

Author Picture
First Name
Ross
Last Name
Parmenter
Birth Date
1912
Death Date
1999
Bio

Canadian Music Critic, Writer, Editor and Author, Staff Writer for the New York Times