“I know about me.  I am the moon’s sister, a tidal child stranded on land. The sea always in my ear, a surf of eternal discontent in my blood.” -keri hulme

mark rothko quote

It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academism. There is no such thing as good painting about nothing. -mark rothko

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? -mahatma gandhi

ada lovelace quote

I never am really satisfied that I understand anything; because, understand it well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand about the many connections and relations which occur to me. -ada lovelace

jacob bronowski quote

The most powerful drive in the ascent of man is his pleasure in his own skill. He loves to do what he does well and, having done it well, he loves to do it better.  You see it in his science.  You see it in the magnificence with which he carves and builds, the loving…

richard feynman quote

To those who do not know mathematics it is difficult to get across a real feeling as to the beauty, the deepest beauty, of nature. … If you want to learn about nature, to appreciate nature, it is necessary to understand the language that she speaks in. -richard feynman

rachel carson quote

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. -rachel carson

picasso quote

Paintings are but research and experiment.  I never do a painting as a work of art.  All of them are researches.  I search constantly and there is a logical sequence in all this research. -picasso

mark twain quote

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -mark twain

einstein quote

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. -einstein

james k baxter

Alone we are born and die alone; Yet see the red-gold cirrus over snow-mountain shine. Upon the upland road Ride easy, stranger: Surrender to the sky Your heart of anger. james k baxter “High country weather”

richard dawkins quote

“The chances of each of us coming into existence are infinitesimally small, and even though we shall all die some day, we should count ourselves fantastically lucky to get our decades in the sun.” -richard dawkins

Different themes inevitably require different methods of expression. This does not imply either evolution or progress; it is a matter of following the idea one wants to express and the way in which one wants to express it. -picasso