Sunday, January 9, 2011

Art material

All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.
Jorge Luis Borges

4 comments:

Luísa said...

very beautiful and truthful thought. i totally agree and believe if one takes all things in life as something positive (even if 'only' as learning tool or for comparison to better moments), everything looks so much better and easier.

thinker said...

Yes, there's another quote by Chuck Palahniuk : "We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace."
In a way, i guess we earn our peace and happiness with our scars.

Luísa said...

that's a great one as well. i think so, we (also) earn peace and happiness with our scars. but we also earn it with good moments, it's a balance i think. i wouldn't complain if i wouldn't have scars though ;) but as i've it, i better look at it as a good thing (and i truly believe it can be) :)

thinker said...

Totally agree about the scars, i wouldn't complain either:)