Insight Quotes

Abstraction is often the most definite form for the intangible thing in myself that I can only clarify in paint

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
daffodil

…O’Keeffe wrote to William Milliken, director of the Cleveland Art Museum, in 1930: “I know I can not paint a flower, I can not paint the sun or the desert on a bright summer morning but maybe in terms of paint color I can convey to you my experience of the flower or the experience that makes the flower of significance to me at…”

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Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
newborn baby

One should not search for an abstract meaning of life. Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to…

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He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star

Saturday, August 13th, 2011
looking into sunny glare

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Prudence is a rich, ugly old maid courted by In- capacity.
He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.
The cut worm forgives the plow.

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Going out, I found, was really going in

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
close-up of paper money

There is a musical idea in every form. See, hear, how sharp, loud, and clear-ringing are the tones of the sky-piercing peaks and spires; and how deep and smooth and massive those of the swelling domes and round-backed ridge-waves; and how quickly the multitude of small features in a landscape suggest hurrying trills and…

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