Earth Day 2019: “The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth…”

“The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”

Chief Seattle

Photo: NASA

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“All the mistakes committed by artists are due to their having separated themselves from truth”

“All the mistakes committed by artists are due to their having separated themselves from truth”

Joaquin Sorolla, painter


Joaquin Sorolla – El Baño del Caballo

“Poetry is man’s rebellion against… “

“Poetry is man’s rebellion against being what he is.”

 

James Branch Cabell


 

 

Painting: Friedrich August Moritz Retzsch (1779-1857), “Faust Plays Chess with the Devil” aka “The Chess Players

“Poetry is the skin that I have between… ”

“Poetry is the skin that I have between my body and the world’s body.”

Lucie Brock-Broido

 

 

“Creativity is an unending exercise in uncertainty.”

“Creativity is an unending exercise in uncertainty.”

Joseph Brodsky


 

“A work of art is a confession.”

“A work of art is a confession.”

Albert Camus, from Notebooks, 1969

 

“Everyone is born with a mind, but it is only through… connecting the head and the heart, making meaning of experience and finding an organizing purpose that you build a unique individual self.”

Painting: René Magritte’s Le principe du plaisir

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“Everyone is born with a mind, but it is only through introspection observation, connecting the head and the heart, making meaning of experience and finding an organizing purpose that you build a unique individual self.”

William Deresiewicz