some bits

04May10

I was flipping through my sketchbook and saw these quotes in close succession. They resonate well, so I thought I’d republish them here:

Lynda Barry: What is an Image? At the center of everything we call “The Arts” and children call “play,” is something which seems somehow alive. It’s not alive in the way you and I are alive, but it’s certainly not dead. It’s alive the way memory is alive. Alive in the way that the ocean is alive and able to transport us and contain us. Alive in the way that thinking is not but EXPERIENCING is, made of both memory & imagination. This is the thing we mean by “an IMAGE.”

Twyla Tharp: Whether or not God has kissed your brow, you still have to work. Without learning & preparation you won’t know how to harness the power of that kiss.

Karl Rahner: Only knowledge gained through experience, the fruit of living and suffering, fills the heart with the wisdom of love, instead of crushing it with the disappointment of boredom and final oblivion. It is not the result of our own speculation, but the golden harvest of what we have lived through and suffered through, that has power to enrich the heart and nourish the spirit. And all the knowledge we have acquired through study can do no more than give us some little help in meeting the problems of life with an alert and ready mind.

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