Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
― Ludwig van Beethoven
Human existence is like a dialogue with a multiple protean involuntary – motives, resistances, irremediable situations – to which willing responds by choice, effort, or consent. I submit to the body which I guide.
― Paul Ricoeur
Function builds structure.
Energy flows through all systems, and the flow of energy leaves a residue of structure.
― Ray Peat
Indulge your passion for science, says she, but let your science be human, and such as may have a direct reference to action and society. Abstruse thought and profound researches I prohibit, and will severely punish, by the pensive melancholy which they introduce, by the endless uncertainty in which they involve you, and by the cold reception which your pretended discoveries shall meet with, when communicated. Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.
I have watched the caravan as it crossed the desert,” he said. “The caravan and the desert speak the same language, and it’s for that reason the desert allows the crossing.
― Paulo Coelho
Art is the left hand, science is the right hand.
― Howard Bloom