Artifacts & Ephemera


“Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with which to shape it.” —Bertolt Brecht


“The truly wise person kneels at the feet of all creatures and is not afraid to endure the mockery of others.” —Mechtild of Magdeburg


“All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.” —Julian of Norwich


“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” —Goethe


“Yet the world is not decided by action alone. It is decided more by consciousness and spirit; they are the secret sources of all action and behavior.” —John O’Donohue


“Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)” —Walt Whitman


“The real purpose of surrealism was not to create a new literary, artistic, or even philosophical movement, but to explode the social order, to transform life itself.” —Luis Buñuel


“Actually, the suburbs are far more sinister places than most city dwellers imagine. Their very blandness forces the imagination into new areas.”  —J.G. Ballard



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4 thoughts on “Artifacts & Ephemera

  1. “Seize this very minute; what you can do, or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    • You are quite welcome. Pleased that you’ve enjoyed them. I think of this page as a sort of “commonplace book,” a collection of quotes by others and occaisional ephemera. Hope it will continue to grow. Peace to you.

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