A Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller on children, moon, people, pictures, time, and trees

Children will draw pictures with everything in them...houses and trees and people and animals...and the sun AND the moon.  Grown-up says, "That's a nice picture, Honey, but you put the moon and the sun in the sky at the same time and that isn't right."  But the child is right!  The sun and moon are in the sky at the same time.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

Source: Buckminster Fuller to Children of Earth

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A Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter on books, light, music, mystery, pictures, place, and stars

Gather up your telegrams
Your faded pictures, best laid plans
Books and postcards, 45's
Every sunset in the sky

Carry with you maps and string, flashlights
Friends who make you sing
And stars to help you find your place
Music, hope and amazing grace

Maybe what we leave
Is nothing but a tangled little mystery
Maybe what we take
Is nothing that has ever had a name

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Source: Your Life Story

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on light and pictures

Every day a new picture is painted and framed, held up for half an hour, in such lights as the Great Artist chooses, and then withdrawn, and the curtain falls.  And then the sun goes down, and long the afterglow gives light.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Journal

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A Quote by dani on beauty, camera, pictures, moments, and truth

The most beautiful pictures are rarely caught on camera.

Danielle Marie Crume


Contributed by: dani

A Quote by Vincent van Gogh on mind, music, and pictures

Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me.  I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners.  And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

Source: Letter to Theo van Gogh - July 21, 1882

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A Quote by James Taylor on music, pictures, and reality

I don't want to sound too cosmic or anything... but I think that music is a spiritual experience. ...  Music is true.  An octave is a mathematical reality.  So is a 5th.  So is a major 7th cord.  And I have the feeling that these have emotional meanings to us, not only because we're taught that a major 7th is warm and fuzzy and a diminished is sort of threatening and dark, but also because they actually do have these meanings.  It's almost like it's a language that's not a matter of our choosing.  It's a truth.  The laws of physics apply to music, and music follows that.  So it really lifts us out of this subjective, opinionated human position and drops us into the cosmic picture just like that.

James Taylor (1948 -)

Source: Performing Songwriter, May 2002

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on brain, dream, life, living, memory, pictures, and reality

In a morbid condition of the brain, dreams often have a singular actuality, vividness, and extraordinary semblance of reality.  At times monstrous images are created, but the setting and the whole picture are so truth-like and filled with details so delicate, so unexpectedly, but so artistically consistent, that the dreamer, were he an artist like Pushkin or Turgenev even, could never have invented them in the waking state.  Such sick dreams always remain long in the memory and make a powerful impression on the overwrought and deranged nervous system.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

Contributed by: kelsey

A Quote by Jamie Lee Curtis on pictures, here i am, being, present, smart, and living

I don't ever want to make taking pictures into another way of saying 'Here I am'.  Because I'm as here as I want to be.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Source: Oprah

Contributed by: Meghan

A Quote by John Donne on death, eternity, pictures, and soul

Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill mee.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better then thy stroake; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Death Be Not Proud

Contributed by: jagadish

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