"Like God, the Divine Proportion is always similar to itself."
--FRA LUCA PACIOLI
"It could be suggested that the role of the creative genius who seems out of step with the times is that of one who calls attention to questions that have been left unanswered -- questions that are powerfully undermining the present course of history..."
"We human beings are invisible people."
"I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone."
"A man's life is only justified by his efforts, however feeble, towards better understanding. And to understand better is to become more attached. The more I understand, the more I love; for everything that is understood is good."
--PAUWELS & BERGIER, in Morning of the Magicians
"Live with yourself; get to know how poorly furnished you are."
--PERSIUS (A.D. 34-62)
"To make me believe that those men who have regulated education in our country have humanity in their hearts is to make me believe a lie."
"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to the garage makes you a car."
--LAWRENCE J. PETER
"The people who make art their business are mostly imposters."
" Every child is an artist. The problem is how to stay an artist once he grows up."
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
One race there is of men, one of gods, but from one mother we both draw our breath."
--PINDAR (c. 522-438 B.C., Greek Lyric Poet)
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing."
"[Painters should] fix their eyes on perfect truth as a perpetual standard of reference, to be contemplated with the minutest care, before they proceed to deal with earthly canons about things beautiful."
"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."
"The good, of course, is always beautiful, and the beautiful never lacks proportion."
"The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things."
"A wisdom guides everything that comes into being, whether of nature or craft. This wisdom presides everywhere. Granted that the wisdom of the artist may guide the work and be a sufficient explanation for whatever wisdom shows itself in the arts, but that same wisdom, embodied in the artist, is that wisdom embodied in Nature, and is not one constructed of theorems but is a unity, is not a wisdom compiled of diverse parts, but is rather a unity expressing itself in diversity."
"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
--EDGAR ALLEN POE
"The scientific age with its urban-industrial culture is, for all its magnificent achievements and intoxicating success, in a very real sense a dark age. Its complete bondage to nature has enclosed the mind and spirit of man in a fast prison out of which, try as he may, he can find no way of escape. The inability to perceive any longer the reality of things invisible and unseen is a sickness of the soul which cries out to be cured. The only way to dispel the darkness of the present age and liberate it from the prison within which it has become bound is to restore the proper relationship of nature to supernature and of time to eternity as an essential feature of external reality. Until this can be accomplished, there is really very little that the Church or Christianity in general has to offer to this age."
--W. G. POLLARD
"Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man."
"The problem is not that television presents us with entertaining subject matter, but that all subject matter is presented as entertaining."
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes."
"Wouldst read the story of the self-born King? First learn the splendid language of the sun, The speech of the stars, the moon's coy whispering, The music of the planets and of one, Our Mother Earth, crooning her cradle-song To her uncounted babes, who, when they gain The soul's full stature, to the heavens belong..."
--JAMES MORGAN PRYSE
"Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few."
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