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"You must prepare yourself to forbear and to forgive — will you?"
From the color of madness and mystery to that of distance and tenderness.
"The mind is not... a highway, but a temple, and its doors should not be carelessly left open."
"The only strong and deep passions are those which can stand the test of reason."
A hymn to the numinous splendor of nature.
"In all its manifestations and however it is produced, not-love tends to beget not-love. The energy of love is needed to reconvert not-love into love."
"We forget that nature itself is one vast miracle transcending the reality of night and nothingness. We forget that each one of us in his personal life repeats that miracle."
"Fundamental physics shows how hard it is for us to grasp even the simplest things in the world. That makes you quite skeptical whenever someone declares he has the key to some deeper reality."
"Light gives light because it is its nature."
"[The artist's] function is to make his imagination... become the light in the minds of others. His role, in short, is to help people to live their lives."
From Blake to biochemistry, "proof that we cannot put our feelings in one place and our thoughts in another."
"There is [a] human right which is infrequently mentioned but which seems to be destined to become very important: this is the right, or the duty, of the individual to abstain from cooperating in activities which he considers wrong or pernicious."
"The self is a style of being, continually expanding in a vital process of definition, affirmation, revision, and growth, a process that is the image, we may say, of the life process of a healthy society itself."
"Books feed and cure and chortle and collide."
"Genius has to be founded on major talent, but it adds a freshness and wildness of imagination, a raging ambition, an unusual gift for learning and growing, a depth and breadth of thought and spirit..."
"We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire."
"The only people who can still strike us as normal are those we don’t yet know very well."
"Creative work bridges time because the energy of art is not time-bound... This makes our own death bearable."
"Joy... follows rightly confronted despair. Joy is the experience of possibility, the consciousness of one’s freedom as one confronts one’s destiny... After despair, the one thing left is possibility."
An evening of poetry celebrating great scientists and scientific discoveries, read by beloved artists, writers, and musicians.