That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man's state cannot be changed after death.
When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan.
Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love; it could not do so alone, but since it unconsciously has the element of heavenly love within it, it can do so.
Architecture simply took over and developed the cosmologial symbolism already present in the structure of primitive habitations.
Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.
The structure of life I have described in buildings - the structure which I believe to be objective - is deeply and inextricably connected with the human person, and with the innermost nature of human feeling.
A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
When man becomes reconciled to nature, when space becomes his true background, these words and concepts will have lost their meaning, and we will no longer have to use them.
I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream.
The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish.
Religion was nearly dead because there was no longer real belief in future life; but something was struggling to take its place - service - social service - the ants creed, the bees creed.
For Debussy the musician and the man I have had profound admiration, but by nature I'm different from him. I think I have always personally followed a direction opposed to that of the symbolism of Debussy.
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. To be natural is to be obvious, and to be obvious is to be inartistic.
Natural science, does not simply describe and explain nature; it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves.
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.
I wish that all of nature's magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Some critics will write 'Maya Angelou is a natural writer' - which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.
Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.
Never can the innate power of a work be hidden or locked away. A work of art can be forgotten by time; it can be forbidden and rejected but the elemental will always prevail over the ephemeral.
Nature does not make leaps.
To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.
It is a brief period of life that is granted us by nature, but the memory of a well-spent life never dies.
Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.