Monthly archive November, 2006

Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright

Look into any man’s heart you please, and you will always find, in every one, at least one black spot which he has to keep concealed. —Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright

Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian activist

Permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence. —Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian activist

Jimi Hendrix, American musician

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. —Jimi Hendrix, American musician

Mamoru Oshii, Japanese director

In the West, people don’t believe animals have souls, do they? That’s not true in Japan, though. I myself believe that dogs and cats have souls — but that has nothing to do with a specific religion. Children have similar feelings about dolls — if they love a doll enough, they feel that it’s alive. That feeling is universal. It’s not something they’re taught — they just feel it somehow. It’s not connected with any religious belief. —Mamoru Oshii, Japanese director

Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. —Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist

Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. —Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist

Samuel Johnson, 18th century British author and critic

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. —Samuel Johnson, 18th century British author and critic

Samuel Johnson, 18th century British author and critic

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified and new prejudices to be opposed. —Samuel Johnson, 18th century British author and critic

Samuel Johnson, 18th century British author and critic

Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say. —Samuel Johnson, 18th century British author and critic

Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer

A man needs a little madness, or else he never dares cut the rope and be free. —Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer

Charles Darwin, British naturalist

… with all his noble qualities … with all these exalted powers … Man still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin. —Charles Darwin, British naturalist

Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian activist

As the State is a soulless machine, it can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its very existence. —Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian activist