Author: Julia (---.zone129.zaural.ru)
Date: 01-02-06 14:07
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You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our
children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence
them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness.
The expense of spirit in a waste of shame
Is lust in action: and till action, lust
Is perjur\'d, murderous, bloody, full of blame,
Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust;
Enjoy\'d no sooner but despised straight;
Past reason hunted; and no sooner had,
Past reason hated, as a swallow\'d bait,
On purpose laid to make the taker mad:
Mad in pursuit and in possession so;
Had, having, and in quest, to have extreme;
A bliss in proof,-- and prov\'d, a very woe;
Before, a joy propos\'d; behind a dream.
All this the world well knows; yet none knows well
To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.
If the artist sees nothing within him, then he should also refrain
from painting what he sees before him.
Caspar David Friedrich
He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his
hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his
head and his heart is an artist.
St Fancis of Assisi