“ When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but
the scratching of a pen. ”
“ Hang the bard, and cut the punster,
all rhyming to the deuce,
Take a business tour through Munster,
Shoot a landlord — be of use. ”
Richard D'Alton Williams - Advice to a Young Poet
ON ART & THE SOUL
Visions of Innocence
is not only all that is visible to the eye...
it also includes the inner pictures of the soul."
" The many great gardens of the world, of literature
and poetry, of painting and music, of religion
and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible:
The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.
don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul. "
soul has still greater need of the ideal
than the real . It is by the real that we exist:
it is by the ideal that
That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for
God I cannot forget.
All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.
All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.
far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.
I do not
believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.