Humanities

Quotes

“What is the answer? In that case, what is the question?”
– Gertrude Stein


“Wie es ja das grösste Glück sein kann, das Unglück gut zu beschreiben.”
– Thomas Bernhard


“Curiosity is a moral responsibility.”
– Amos Oz


“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”
– John Cage


“To create one’s own world in any art takes courage”
– Georgia O’Keeffe


“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”
– John Cage


“Art is a way of recognizing oneself.”
– Louise Bourgeois


“Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.”
– Virginia Woolf, “Modern Fiction,” 1919


“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity, and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon, and by moonlight.”
– Robertson Davies


“fatti non foste a viver come bruti ma per seguir virtute e canoscenza”
– (Dante Alighieri, Inferno XXVI 116-120)


“Literature is the question, not the answer.”
– Roland Barthes