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Friday, October 19, 2012

Art and Science Inspirations

This art and science quotes by the great and good are meant to give you some inspiration to pursue your dreams.......or to distract you from them!

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these
aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the
sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards
- Albert Einstein
'Moral Decay', Out of My Later Years (1937, 1995), 9.

Science and art are only too often a superior kind of dope, possessing this
advantage over booze and morphia: that they can be indulged in with a good
conscience and with the conviction that, in the process of indulging, one is
leading the 'higher life.'
- Aldous (Leonard) Huxley
Ends and Means (1937), 320. In Collected Essays (1959), 369

Science and art, or by the same token, poetry and prose differ from one
another like a journey and an excursion. The purpose of the journey is its
goal, the purpose of an excursion is the process.
- Franz Grillparzer
Notebooks and Diaries (1838). In The Columbia World of Quotations (1996)

The faculty of art is to change events; the faculty of science is to foresee
them. The phenomena with which we deal are controlled by art; they are
predicted by science.
- Henry Thomas Buckle
'The Influence of Women on the Progress of Knowledge,', a discourse
delivered at the Royal Institution (19 Mar 1858) reprinted from Fraser's
Magazine (Apr 1858) in The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry
Thomas Buckle (1872), Vol. 1, 4. Quoted in James Wood, Dictionary of
Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources (1893),

and from Dolores Kaufman, DAG member:

Carl Sagan said "The creative process is a partnership of the 
unconscious and conscious mind"

 Steven Hawking said, "I follow my nose, one thing leads to 
another and I don't know what I'll find next."

and from Joe Nalven, DAG founder

Georges Braque said, "Art is made to disturb. Science reassures. There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain."


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