9/24/07


Zur Ehre der Dinge.

Every force evolves a form.

- Mother Ann Lee



Only drama without movement is truly beautiful.

- Simone Weil



Impressions of plants, very small landscapes.

- von der Wense



The light that never was, on sea or land.

- Wordsworth



The sound of a kind of Turkish death march.

- Sebald



Having begun with the shadows, and gone up to whiteness.

- Ruskin


Denn das Glück der Kunst ist ein verbotenes.

- HvH



What seems paradoxical about everything that is justly called beautiful is the fact that it appears.

- Benjamin, Schriften I, 349



And an allegory, when blended in with an everyday landscape, can easily become a hallucination.

- Roberto Calasso



If you think it over carefully, movement is impossible.

- Max Brod, Schloss Nornepygge



Am Ende seines Tagebuchs über Malereiarbeiten, in das er die fürs Malen aufgewendete Zeit auf Stunden und Minuten genau eingetragen hat, steht zuletzt, kurz vor seinem Tod, dreiundzwanzigmal der Satz "An der Ruhe gemalt".

- Sebald über Stifter



History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird.

- Joseph Conrad


To see a landscape as it is when I am not there.

- Simone Weil



Klein wie ein Gedankenstrich am Himmel.

- Stifter