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A Quote by Thomas Moore on bearty, art, images, profile, narcissism, transformation, curator, cure, and souls

Narcissus lays his head on the grass by the pool, and then he quietly disappears into the underworld, where he continues to gaze at the image in the waters of the river Styx. Our images, especially those that appear in life and play important roles in episodes of transformation, stay with us forever. Once we have entertained an image, it is always potentially present to our gaze. You visit the Uffizi Gallery and see Botticelli's "Primavera," and then for a lifetime you dream of it or you talk about it frequently as a measure of beauty. Unexpectedly it presents itself in a moment of thought or in a discussion, reminding you of its eternal presence. This fragment of the myth suggests that we might continually make soul out of our narcissism by preserving and tending to the images that have come to us throughout our lives. This is the basis of art therapy or journal-keeping: making a home for certain images that have been transforming. Certain photographs or old letters might be related to the pool of water. Culturally, of course, we are constantly invited into the depths of ourselves by the plays, paintings, sculptures, and buildings of past centuries. Art can be a cure for narcissism. The words "curator" and "cure" are essentially the same. By being the curator of our images, we care for our souls.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: Care of the Soul

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A Quote by amanda mackinnon palmer on art, politics, dresden dolls, and amanda palmer

art  is food for the soul, and an artistic climate is a healthy political climate because it breeds empathy.

Amanda Palmer

Source: http://dresdendolls.com/contact_theband.archive.htm

Contributed by: Ria

A Quote by Ingrid Bergman on film, art, emotion, and soul

No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight of the soul.

Ingrid Bergman (1915 - 1982)

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A Quote by Thomas Merton on art

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Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

Contributed by: Kendra Baby

A Quote by Antonin Artaud on art and passion

All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.

Antonin Artaud (1896 - 1948)

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A Quote by charles baudelaire on art and passion

A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else.

charles baudelaire

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A Quote by Emily Carr on art, emily carr, practice, and intent

Do not try to do extraordinary things but do ordinary things with intensity.

Emily Carr

Source: Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of An Artist

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A Quote by Pablo Picasso on art and life

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"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday

life."

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

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A Quote by Jennifer on art, music, life, and truth

Art is my life, Music is my world, Truth is what I live by.

Jennifer Christine

Contributed by: Jennifer

A Quote by Joanna Kauer on art, science, and life

"Artists study the creations of man, Scientists study the creations of God"

Joanna Kauer

Contributed by: Joanna

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