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|Archived Since:||July 13, 2011|
"People are leading secretly kind lives all the time but without a language in which to express this, or cultural support for it."
A love letter to the cosmos, in a cut-paper stop-motion musical animation.
"The average woman will be as well educated as the average man, and then better educated, for the dormant faculties of her brain will be stimulated to an activity that will be all the more intense and powerful because of centuries of repose."
A passionate case for learning "to search into the cause of beauty, and penetrate the minutest parts of loveliness."
The extraordinary survival story of "a creature of muscle, motion and music, all inseparable and in unison with each other."
"Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it."
"Human beings have always been mythmakers... We are meaning-seeking creatures."
What an invisible dog knows about the tenacity of the human spirit and the healing power of art.
A warm celebration of "the man who distinguished cloud from cloud" by one of humanity's greatest intellectual titans.
"We commit ourselves never to serve anything but the free Truth that has no frontiers and no limits and is without prejudice against races or castes."
"He made the books and he died."
A mesmerizing celebration of "the passionate love of life and of all that is alive."
"The art of our time is noisy with appeals for silence. A coquettish, even cheerful nihilism. One recognizes the imperative of silence, but goes on speaking anyway."
"Once a poem is made available to the public, the right of interpretation belongs to the reader."
How a lineage of scientists pieced together the puzzle revealing the dual nature of the universe.
"This book was written outside the cemetery wall... in memory of life, the wonder & pain of it & the unspeakable worthwhileness of every second of it."
Consolation for those moments when you feel "ill-prepared for the privilege of living."
"I... love the man, his serenely contemplative, kindly-mischievous air, the fine, deep glance of his poor weak eyes, which with their blueness light up the gaunt, sharply cut face..."
"To retaliate in kind would do nothing but intensify the existence of hate in the universe. Along the way of life, someone must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate."
"It is only by labour that thought can be made healthy, and only by thought that labour can be made happy, and the two cannot be separated with impunity."