Quote by Alain de Botton : “I was foreign and Jewish”

I was foreign and Jewish, with a funny name, and was very small and hated sport, a real problem at an English prep school. So the way to get round it was to become the school joker, which I did quite effectively – I was always fooling around to make the people who would otherwise […]

Quote by Alain de Botton : “Le Corbusier is an outstanding”

Le Corbusier is an outstanding writer. His ideas achieved their impact in large measure because he could write so convincingly. His style is utterly clear, brusque, funny and polemical in the best way. – Alain de Botton

Quote by Alain de Botton : “The humanities have been forced”

The humanities have been forced to disguise, both from themselves and their students, why their subjects really matter, for the sake of attracting money and prestige in a world obsessed by the achievements of science. – Alain de Botton