Art

The problem

Pablo Picasso, Spain

(Submitted by Thierry Vallette, France)

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Peace

Nicholas Roerich, Russia

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

Where there is peace, there is culture. Where there is culture, there is peace.

A different way to think about creative genius

Elizabeth Gilbert, USA

A Stanza of Sunlight

Arnab Jan Deka

(Submitted by the author)

On the bald head of the dusty earth,
Ashwaklanta* bestowed a stanza of sunlight.

The moonlight uncovered her veiled white face,
Before the darkness had conferred invite.

Below wafted the perennial beats
of Sharangak* and Shrabana*,
Lovers together in dark contrite.

The sky embraced the cold ice sea
A perfect mirror, a moving epitome,
That eve it flew beyond the sun
To complete the quatrain time once begun.

Uniqueness

Aldous Huxley, England

(Submitted by Margaret Naylor, England)

In the course of evolution nature has gone to endless trouble to see that every individual is unlike every other individual. We reproduce our kind by bringing the father’s genes into contact with the mother’s. These hereditary factors may be combined in an almost infinite number of ways. Physically and mentally, each one of us is unique. Any culture which, in the interests of efficiency or in the name of some political or religious dogma, seeks to standardize the human individual, commits an outrage against man’s biological nature.

Art?

Marcel Duchamp, France

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists.

Mystery

Tennessee Williams, USA

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

Some mystery should be left in the revelation of character in a play, just as a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of character in life, even in one's own character to himself.

Die and become

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Germany

(Submitted by Kaat Mertens, Belgium)

As long as you don't know the meaning of this: 'Die and become!' you will be only a shadowy visitor to this dark Earth.

The flow of creativity

Alberto Villoldo, Cuba

(Submitted by Deborah Reese, Canada)

The moment you stop hiding from yourself is the moment you step into the flow of creativity - where you can choose to think, act and feel differently.

For Norman "R" Terry - this one's for YOU!!

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