Author: MoneyMaker (---.midco.net)
Date: 12-27-05 19:40
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I couldn\'t help but say to Mr. Gorbachev just think how easy his task and
mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a
threat to this world from another planet. We\'d find out once and for all
that we really are all human beings here on this earth together.
Art is not a pleasure, a solace, or an amusement; art is great
matter. Art is an organ of human life, transmitting man\'s reasonable
perception into feeling. In our age the common religious perception of men
is the consciousness of the brotherhood of man-we know that the well-being
of man lies in the union with his fellow men. True science should indicate
the various methods of applying this consciousness to life. Art should
transform this perception into feeling.
One had to cram all this stuff into one\'s mind for the examinations,
whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on
me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the
consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire
year. --Albert Einstein
Form ever follows function.
Louis H. Sullivan