Words form the thread on which we string our experiences. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood. It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. All men are creative but few are artists. Culture opens the sense of beauty. The truth is that the beginning of anything and its end alike are touching. Eternity is a terrible thought. I mean, where’s it going to end? We must expect everything and feareverything from timeand from men. – Marquis de Vauvenargues Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. Just as courageimperils life, fear protects it. The eternal silenceof these infinite spaces frightens me. – Pascal Life is one vast tangled conglomeration, inflamed with passion. – Ugo Betti Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a hallmark of true science. The grand thing about the human mind is that it can see meaninglessness as ultimate meaning. – John Cage The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearingyou will make one. – Elbert Hubbard What’s in a name? That which we call a roseby any other name would smell as sweet. Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soulto do great things. I like reality. It tastes of bread. He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses. The whole of scienceis nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses. Speech is of time, silence is of eternity. Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the sensesbut the soul. Taste is the enemy of creativeness. Thinking is the endeavor to capture realityby means of ideas. Time and space are fragments of the infinite for the use of finite creatures. Truth seems to come with its final word and the final word gives birth to its next. Words form the thread on which we string our experiences. s/e + ight