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|Archived Since:||July 13, 2011|
Two of humanity's greatest minds explore the parallels between spacetime and psyche, the atomic nucleus and the self.
"Communication is health; communication is truth; communication is happiness. To share is our duty... if we are ignorant to say so; if we love our friends to let them know it."
"Relationship is the fundamental truth of this world of appearance."
Inside the "buzzing, blooming chaos" of a brilliant mind at work.
"The high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy."
"We need... to investigate, and to cherish, whatever helps us to see the uneven and often unlovely destiny of human beings in the world with humor, tenderness, and delight, rather than with absolutist rage for an impossible sort of perfection."
A celebration of indiscriminate empathy and a sensitive reminder that the tragic and the transcendent can coexist.
"The artist... must first will freedom within himself and universally; he must try to conquer it."
In praise of "vigorous ablutions with cold water, a scrupulous regard for personal cleanliness, and daily walks immediately after the midday meal."
"Cries and whispers. A bang or a whimper. Whatever the case, if we want to be heard, we must raise our voice, or lower it."
"Against this cosmic background the lifespan of a particular plant or animal appears, not as drama complete in itself, but only as a brief interlude in a panorama of endless change."
A playful illustrated inquiry into whether mutual attentiveness is enough to dissolve enmity into friendship.
"The loneliness and discouragement... I can’t talk to anyone much about them or even admit having them because I now possess the things that the great majority of people think are the death of loneliness and discouragement."
An evocative homage to one of humanity's most human heroes by the great Hungarian graphic artist and animator Marcell Jankovics.
"If during the next million generations there is but one human being born in every generation who will not cease to inquire into the nature of his fate, even while it strips and bludgeons him, some day we shall read the riddle of our universe."
An animated invitation to inhabit a rare neurological crossing of the senses.
"A graphic representation of the object observed guarantees the exactness of the observation itself."
"The taste for the abstract sciences in general and, above all, for the mysteries of numbers, is very rare... since the charms of this sublime science in all their beauty reveal themselves only to those who have the courage to fathom them."
"Where some people have a self, most people have a void, because they are too busy in wasting their vital creative energy to project themselves as this or that, dedicating their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like rather than actualizing their potentiality as a human being."
"I would gladly write to you only by means of music, but I have things to say to you to-day which music could not express."