Tuesday, March 28, 2017


"Thus Gotama [Buddha] walked toward the town to gather alms, and the two samanas recognized him solely by the perfection of his repose, by the calmness of his figure, in which there was no trace of seeking, desiring, imitating, or striving, only light and peace."

- Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Perspectival View

"What prohibits me from treating my perception as an intellectual act is that an intellectual act would grasp the object either as possible or as necessary. But in perception it is 'real'; it is given as the infinite sum of an indefinite series of perspectival views in each of which the object is given but in none of which is it given exhaustively."

- Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908 - 1961)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Reciprocal Analogy

"It is imagination that first taught man the moral meaning of color, of contour, of sound, and of scent. In the beginning of the world it created analogy and metaphor. What would be truly surprising would be to find that sound could not suggest colour, that colours could not evoke the idea of a melody, and that sound and colour were unsuitable for the translation of ideas, seeing that things have always found their expression through a system of reciprocal analogy."

- Charles Baudelaire (1821 - 1867)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Everything We See

"Everything we see 
hides another thing,
we always want to see 
what is hidden by what we see."

"Only thought can resemble.
It resembles by
 being what it sees, 
hears, or knows; 
it becomes what 
the world offers it."

Rene Magritte (1898 - 1967)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Matter into Spirit

"It is not God
who will save us,
it is we who
will save God...

...by battling,
by creating,
and by transmuting
matter into spirit."

- Nikos Kazantzakis (1883 - 1957)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Making the Invisible Visible

"The camera is not only an 
extension of the eye but of the brain.

It can see sharper, farther, 
nearer, slower, faster than the eye.

It can see by invisible light.

It can see in the past, 
present, and future.

Instead of using the camera 
only to reproduce objects, 
 I wanted to use it to make what is 
invisible to the eye — visible. "

Wynn Bullock (1902 - 1975)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


"The first peace, which is 
the most important, 
is that which comes within 
the souls of people when
they realize their relationship, 
their oneness,
with the universe and 
all its powers,
and when they realize 
that at the center of the
universe dwells the Great Spirit,
and that this center is 
really everywhere,
it is within each of us."

- Black Elk (1863 - 1950)