Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God.
Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments.
The tradesman, the attorney comes out of the din and craft of thestreet, and sees the sky and wood, and is a man again. In their eternalcalm, he finds himself. The health of the eye seems to demand ahorizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.
Truth happens in a state of not knowing, truth happens in innocence. Truth happens where there are no clouds of thoughts moving in your consciousness,when the sky is absolutely clear.
We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.
The sacred mountain is an "axis mundi" connecting earth with heaven.
I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it.
Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
The mountain occurs among the images that express the connection between heaven and earth.
It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it.
A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?
Temples are replicas of the cosmic mountain and hence constitute the pre-eminent link between earth and heaven.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
But you have to take all of those things, you have to take into consideration the paths, the roadways, how much cloud cover there is, how much foliage cover there is, whether there are streams, all of that comes into play.
The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
My freckles are always there. I think the lighting blows it out. If we had to cover up the freckles, I'd be forever with a thick thing of makeup.
It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago have disappeared from the face of the earth.
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
I would like just one time to be on the cover of Italian Vogue.
Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.