Niels Bohr On Religion

ae9e7-img_2602Niels Bohr (October 7, 1885–November 18, 1962)

The fact that religions through the ages have spoken in images, parables, and paradoxes means simply that there are no other ways of grasping the reality to which they refer, but that does not mean that it is not a genuine reality. And splitting this reality into an objective and a subjective side won’t get us very far.

Virginia Woolf On The Unknown

09AFDF5A-A064-46D2-9E49-C9D22825FA1EVirginia Woolf (January 25, 1882 – March 28, 1941)

Making the unknown—known—in terms of one’s medium is all-absorbing—if you stop to think of the form—as form you are lost—The artist’s form must be inevitable—You mustn’t even think you won’t succeed—Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant—there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing—and keeping the unknown always beyond you—catching crystallizing your simpler clearer version of life—only to see it turn stale compared to what you vaguely feel ahead—that you must always keep working to grasp—the form must take care of its self if you can keep your vision clear.