Monday, November 13, 2017

On the Soul


Matter is spirit moving slowly enough to be seen
-Pierre Teilhard de Charden

Life beats down and crushes the soul,
Art reminds you that you have one.
-John Updike

Monday, October 16, 2017

Prayer Offerings


Science is no more than an investigation of a miracle we can never explain,
and art is an interpretation of that miracle.
-Ray Bradbury

Monday, September 18, 2017

Henry James and H.G. Wells


It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance,
for our consideration and application of these things,
and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.
-Henry James

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rumi


When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety;
If I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain.
From this I understand that what I want also wants me,
is looking for me, and attracting me.
There is a great secret there for anyone who can grasp it.
-Rumi

Monday, July 17, 2017

Albert Einstein


The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery.
There comes a leap in consciousness, call it invitation or what you will
…and the solutions come to you, and you don’t know why.
-Albert Einstein

Monday, June 12, 2017

Muhammad Ali


Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it.
Impossible is not a fact.
It's an opinion.
Impossible is potential.
Impossible is temporary.
Impossible is nothing.
-Muhammad Ali

Monday, May 15, 2017

Art as Language


The idea of spirit, essence, magic,
or beauty emerges as the new reference for truth.
Art becomes the most immediate language for depicting reality.
-Charles M. Johnston, M.D., The Institute for Creative Development

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