Peter Clothier

A Quote by Peter Clothier on beauty, metaphysics, love, and rightness

Beauty is a way of coming up with something to which we assent immediately and absolutely, something that is incontrovertibly right, whether the rightness has to do with metaphysics or with physical reality, with social justice or with personal freedom, with mathematics, or, eventually, with love.

Peter Clothier

Source: Persist: In Praise of the Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad with Commerce, Pages: 53

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A Quote by Peter Clothier on death, dying, life, breathing, and grief

So what could I do? One thing that I have learned is that I can breathe. It sounds simple, even simple-minded, but I tend to forget too easily that at every moment I'm reaffirming life with this most basic act.

Peter Clothier

Source: Persist: In Praise of the Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad with Commerce, Pages: 34

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A Quote by Peter Clothier on questions, answers, searching, and learning

Here's another thing I learned: never be satisfied with the first answer or with the easy one. The moment I think I have it is often the moment I most need to keep digging. Answers, it seems to me, are always provisional. It's the questions that keep moving me forward into the unknown--which is where the good stuff is to be found.

Peter Clothier

Source: Persist: In Praise of the Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad with Commerce, Pages: 24

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