Expressions full of meaning or beauty, favorite or simply very interesting sayings, concepts, thoughts, ideas, understandings, notions, opinions, views, believes, intentions, and ideals.
We live in a world of abstraction, a world of bureaucracy and machinery, of absolute ideas and of messianism without subtlety.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.
The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.
Nothing is accomplished by writing a piece of music.
Nothing is accomplished by playing a piece of music.
Nothing is accomplished by hearing a piece of music.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Oh yes things exist like the echo
When you yell at the foot
Of a huge mountain
"One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star." (English translation from German)
"Man muss noch Chaos in sich haben, um einen tanzenden Stern gebären zu können." (Original German, Deutsch)
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When we cover a piece of paper with doodles, when a child arranges colorful pebbles on his mud pie, or when we plant flowers in our gardens, one quality is common to all of these quite different activities, namely the enrichment of the outer world by the addition of perceptual elements. Like the need for activity, it is a final, irreducible psychological fact – an urge in man not to be absorbed passively into his environment, but to impress on it traces of his existence beyond those of purposeful activity.
Language is the house of being.
To be a poet is to have a soul in which knowledge passes instantaneously into feeling, and feeling flashes back as a new organ of knowledge.
Updates in this Category:
- "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." -- Edgar Degas
- "What's the point of having a library full of books you've already read?" -- Ray Bradbury
- "My actions are my only true belongings." -- Thich Nhat Hanh