Adrienne Rich On Human Relationships

Adrienne Rich  (May 16, 1929–March 27, 2012) An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word ‘love’ — is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.    

Pablo Picasso On Passions

Pablo Ruiz Picasso (October 25, 1881 – April 08, 1973) To my distress and perhaps to my delight, I order things in accordance with my passions…I put in my pictures everything I like. So much the worse for the things — they have to get along with one another.

Marcus Tullius Cicero On Laws

Marcus Tullius Cicero (January 03, 106 BC – December 07, 43 BC) Laws should be interpreted in a liberal sense so that their intention may be preserved…To know the laws is not to memorize their letter but to grasp their full force and meaning.

Mike Parr On Art

  Mike Parr If you’re going to start consulting with people in order to do an artwork, how does that end? That’s not responsible political art. It’s populist. You’re trying to be all things for all people.

Yuan-Sou On Subtleness

Yuan-Sou On Subtleness The mountains, rivers, earth, grasses, trees, and forests are always emanating a subtle precious light, day and night, always emanating a subtle precious sound, demonstrating and expounding to all people the unsurpassed ultimate truth. The more you run, the further away you are, and the more you hurry, the later you become.

Teilhard de Chardin On Love

Teilhard de Chardin (May 01, 1881 – April 10, 1955) Some day after we have mastered the winds, the waves and gravity, we will harness for God the energies of love; and then for a second time in the history of the world, humans will have discovered fire.