“As knowledge grows more exact, originality grows less; perfection increases as inspiration decreases.”

From Dawn To Decadence–1500 To The Present–500 Years of Western Cultural Life, p. 74, Jacques Barzun.

SEE:

https://jrichardduke.com/2019/04/17/book-from-dawn-to-decadence-500-years-of-western-cultural-life-1500-to-the-present-by-barzun-jacques/