“The most important function of art and science is to awaken the cosmic religious feeling and keep it alive.”

Albert Einstein

“Art which is not based on the ‘sacred’ is not art. Sacred and art are corollary.”

Leo Marchutz: Page 2, recorded conversations

“There is a great difference between a thing created and a thing finished: generally that which is created is not finished, and a thing very much finished may not be created at all.”

Charles Baudelaire

“Because we live in such a mind-dominated culture, most modern art, architecture, music, and literature are devoid of beauty, of inner essence, with very few exceptions. The reason is that the people who create those things cannot - even for a moment - free themselves from their mind. So they are never in touch with that place within where true creativity and beauty arise. The mind left to itself creates monstrosities, and not only in art galleries. Look at our urban landscapes and industrial wastelands. No civilization has ever produced so much ugliness.”

Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now