A Quote by Robert Grudin on time, art, temporality, and statue

Like students of art who walk around a great statue, seeing parts and aspects of it from each position, but never the whole, we must walk mentally around time, using a variety of approaches, a pandemonium of metaphor.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 2

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on wildness, wild, life, love, humanity, animals, creativity, poetry, art, and instinct

Wildness we might consider as the root of the authentic spontaneities of any being. It is that wellspring of creativity whence comes the instinctive activities that enable all living beings to obtain their food, to find shelter, to bring forth their young: to sing and dance and fly through the air and swim through the depths of the sea. This is the same inner tendency that evokes the insight of the poet, the skill of the artist and the power of the shaman.

Thomas Berry

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A Quote by Paul Richards on cetseva, female, women, grace, language, words, art, and description

Cetseva is a female nobility of character, an art form emphasizing strength, endurance, intricate persistance, inclusiveness, fluidity, emotional intelligence, sacrifice, nuance, and grace.

Paul Richards

Source: Wild Attraction, a Ruthlessly Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationship, Pages: 202

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A Quote by Vincent Van Gogh on love, art, life, and inspiration

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

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A Quote by Jym Allyn on techology, art, and information

Technology is the use of increasingly accurate, self-evident, and reproducible information to replace energy and matter. 

The benefit of technology is NOT what it lets people accomplish, but in how it improves the character of people.

When technology becomes sufficiently obsolete, it becomes an art form.

Jym Allyn

Source: Arthur C Clarke

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on art, sculpture, eye, seeing, rhythm, marble, and greek

I sometimes wonder if the hand is not more sensitive to the beauties of sculpture than the eye. I should think the wonderful rhythmical flow of lines and curves could be more subtly felt than seen. Be this as it may, I know that I can feel the heart- throbs of the ancient Greeks in their marble gods and goddesses

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

Source: The Story of My Life, pt. 1, ch. 22 (1903).

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A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki on effort, art, and difficulty

The right art is purposeless, aimless!  The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

Source: Zen in the Art of Archery (Vintage Spiritual Classics)

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A Quote by Ernest Hemingway on writers craft, writing, art, and details experience

All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened, and after you've read one of them you will feel that all that happened, happened to you and it belongs to you forever:the happiness and unhappiness, the good and evil, ecstasy and sorrow, the food, wine, beds, people and weather. If you can give that to reader, then you're a writer

Ernest Hemingway (1898 - 1961)

Source: Papa Hemingway: A Personal Memoir. by A.E Hotcher

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A Quote by William Faulkner on art, life, and immortality

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, It moves again since it is life.  Since man is mortal, the only immotality possible for him is to leave something behind him that is immortal since it will always move.  This is the artists way of scribbling "Kilroy was here" on the wall of the final and irrevocable oblivion through which he must someday pass.

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

Source: The Paris Review; in an interview.

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A Quote by Matila Ghyka on matila ghyka, geometry, art, geometry of life, and greek philosophy

There is a geometry of art as there is a geometry of life, and, as the Greeks had guessed, they happen to be the same.

Matila Ghyka

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