Wednesday, February 08, 2006

beautiful minds

photo taken by bilotee

I think it is beautiful to read what intelligent people wrote of beauty.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. -Albert Einstein

Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may. -Plato

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture. -Salvador Dali

Beauty and its essence have been abused by so many others, it's a shame.