Many / One

A database of 11,000+ illuminated guiding quotations in 40 categories from 600+ inspired books by our most brilliant and influential authors.
Compiled by JoAnn Kite

SHOW detailed search and navigation | Quotes | References | JoAnn

One | Circle | Center | Opposites | Archetypes | Good | Ethics | Living Wholeness | Random

Creative Vision for Art and for Life
Richard Guggenheimer
Explains that seeing life as a whole is an innate instinct within humanity, and that this way of seeing is the root to all great art, philosophy, and science.

1 "Everything in the continuum of pure being is eternally new."

2 "The artist achieves by intuition, feeling, and perception of form what the scientist aims at by logic and exploration. In science, as in art, the essential drive is toward seeing whole."

3 "The me-ness of me, the you-ness of you, seek communion at the levels of our highest intentions."

4 "The true artist sees the harmony, the wholeness, the tendencies toward perfection in things everywhere."

5 "The essential point emerging from the observations and conclusions of today's science is that the fundamental drive behind human progress and purpose issues from a continuous rise in levels of organization."

6 "What we see is no more and no less than what we are."

7 "The Beautiful is the Now, boundless continuum. This is the eternity to which we belong. Our eternity is now."

8 "Relatedness is both the goal of our searching and the facilitating means."

9 "All states of being, seen in principle, are simultaneous in the eternal now." Rene Guenon, 'La Metaphysique Orientale'

10 "There is a profound relationship between creativity and quality of human character."

11 "Man questions; the artist in him answers. The answer is as true as the vision is sound."

12 "We must measure reality by man's inner and higher nature. It is the only way to a creative vision of today's world."

13 "Man's art offers the gift of music out of mere sound, of wisdom out of awareness, of love out of indifference. These are difficult transmutations. They are accomplished by the alchemy of only the purest motivation."

14 "We are still young and growing is not easy. But there seems to be a prevailing virtue in us, a conscience, which recalls us from our vagrancies and draws us toward the light."

15 "A mathematical concept or a moral concept may lead as certainly toward a sense of beauty as may a strictly aesthetic one."

16 "Mature vision apprehends life as a beautifully spontaneous, boundless, and serene form to which we belong. What it suggests to us is infinite. What it promises is eternal."

17 "We must penetrate beyond the restrictions of fragmentary thought to the clarity of integration. Our focus must widen its sights from the partial to the inclusive. Our aim is awareness of a totality."

18 "We bathe in an atmosphere traversed by great spiritual currents."

19 "The Beautiful is the Now, and this is the eternity to which we belong."

20 "We must nurture and not kill such germinations of faith as come to us through the ardor of our best meditations, the illumination of our most inspired dreams, the flash of vision."

21 "Maturing vision depends increasingly upon two necessities: inward development of self, and communication between growing selves at the altitudes of their subtlest insights."

22 "The most ultimate particles of reality that we can imagine are themselves intangible, unreal except as 'active events'. Things are not ultimately things; they are constellations of energies."

23 "A person of wisdom and generosity can lift the entire level of behavior around him by the assumption of goodness that he projects upon his associates. He looks upon what he finds good in them with love, and they are favorably affected."

24 "Sensitiveness to beauty brings insights and visions which humanity does not otherwise attain." Ordway Tead

25 "The character structure of the mature and integrated personality, the productive character, constitutes the source and the basis of virtue." Erich Fromm

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite