„Where obscenity and art are mixed art must be so preponderating as to throw the obscenity into shadow.“
— Mohammad Hidayatullah 11th Chief Justice of India 1905 - 1992
His view as a connoisseur of art, inconsistent with public morals and decency.
— José Saramago Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature 1928 - 2008
Interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuohB_arwRE&lr=1 Programa Jô Soares, 1997.
— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
„In the face of a world where economic hardships often ground the best of the human spirit into the worst, love provided a pathway into hidden chambers of the spirit where nobility and compassion might be salvaged, resurrected, and made stronger.“
— Aberjhani author 1957
(Love, Art, and Culture, p. 24).
„Our office corner has really become an area where the Tea party movement congregates and the rhetoric is really heated. Not just the calls but the e-mails, the slurs.“
— Gabrielle Giffords American politician 1970
Comment following a window being smashed at her congressional office in Arizona &mdash alternate link http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE7083G120110110
„Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination of the heart.“
— Salman Rushdie British Indian novelist and essayist 1947
The Hindu (26 February 1995)
— Robert Jordan American writer 1948 - 2007
Egwene al'Vere to Nynaeve al'Meara
„“I have heard it said it is often safer to dwell in the lion’s lair than outside it,” Oladahn said.
“Safer still to live in a land where there are no lions,” Count Brass retorted.“
— Michael Moorcock English writer, editor, critic 1939
Book 1, Chapter 9 “Interlude at Castle Brass” (p. 291)
„And I shall search my soul,
I shall search my very soul,
For the lion,
For the lion,
For the lion,
For the lion inside me.“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
Listen to the Lion
— Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955
Context: That I may reduce the monster to Myself, and then may be myself In face of the monster, be more than part Of it, more than the monstrous player of One of its monstrous lutes, not be Alone, but reduce the monster and be, Two things, the two together as one, And play of the monster and of myself, Or better not of myself at all, But of that as its intelligence, Being the lion in the lute Before the lion locked in stone.
„Spirit of BEAUTY, that dost consecrate
With thine own hues all thou dost shine upon
Of human thought or form, where art thou gone?“
— Percy Bysshe Shelley English Romantic poet 1792 - 1822
Context: Spirit of BEAUTY, that dost consecrate With thine own hues all thou dost shine upon Of human thought or form, where art thou gone? Why dost thou pass away and leave our state, This dim vast vale of tears, vacant and desolate? Ask why the sunlight not for ever Weaves rainbows o'er yon mountain-river, Why aught should fail and fade that once is shown, Why fear and dream and death and birth Cast on the daylight of this earth Such gloom, why man has such a scope For love and hate, despondency and hope? St. 2