"Use the light that is within you to recover your natural clearness of sight."
"Without looking out of the window, one may see the way of heaven."
"He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know."
"All art partakes of the Spirit of Place in which it is produced."
"Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system."
"What is Chaos? It is the Order destroyed during Creation."
"You thought, as a boy, that a mage is one who can do anything. So I thought once. So did we all. And the truth is that as a man's real power grows and his knowledge widens, ever the way he can follow grows narrower: until at last he chooses nothing, but does only and wholly what he must do."
--URSULA K. LEGUIN
"Man is himself the creator of his heaven and hell, and there are no demons except our own follies. Minds chastised by truth are corrected by that chastisement, and dream no more of disturbing the world."
"There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe and feel an excessive or unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail materialist or magician with the same delight."
"Sadistic excess attempts to reach roughly and by harshness what art reaches by fineness."
--PERCY WYNHAM LEWIS
"The artist is always engaged in writing a detailed history of the future because he is the only person aware of the nature of the present."
"Making social comment is an artificial place for an artist to start from. If an artist is touched by some social condition, what the artist creates will reflect that, but you can't force it."
"We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated 'Just So' stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism…"
"My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it."
"That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art."
--JOHN A. LOCKE
"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."
"Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face, her aspect and her attitude."
--HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
"Resolve and thou art free."
--HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
"There are three great questions which in life we have over and over again to answer: Is it right or wrong? Is it true or false? Is it beautiful or ugly? Our education ought to help us to answer these questions."
"God makes himself known to the world; He fills up the whole circle of the universe, but makes his particular abode in the center, which is the soul of the just."
--LUCIAN (c. 240-312, Christian theologian)
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