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Wise Man: Goethe

A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe                     Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Annunciation, Tate Gallery, London

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Picasso: Quote of the Day

“My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and I became Picasso”

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Wise Men- Bernard Berenson

“No artifact is a work of art if it does not help to humanize us. Without art, visual, verbal and musical our world would have remained a jungle.” Bernard Berenson, I Tatti, Florence, 1952  

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Quote of the Day: Albert Einstein

“Creativity is contagious.  Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein

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Quote of the Day: Cicero

“A room without books is a body without a soul” CICERO Painting Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

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Quote of the Day: Kandinsky

Dr. Chambers-Salazar lecture-recital at the Norton Simon revealed a wonderful quotation: “Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. Wassily Kandinsky

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Quote of the Day: First Lady Michelle Obama

“In order for creativity to flourish and imagination to take hold, we …need to expose our children to the arts from a very young age.” -First Lady Michelle Obama, speaking at the National Design Awards at the White House, July 24, 2009. Photo Credit: Ron Edmonds/Associated Press

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Quote of the Day

  Q: ” Excuse me. How do I get to Carnegie Hall?”  A: “Practice, Practice, Practice.”

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Wise Man of the Day: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

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Pandora

During the best of times and the worst of times, we must always remember that Hope was the last spirit in Pandora’s Box; she captured it just in time as a last refuge for humanity. “Only Hope was left within her unbreakable house,  she remained under the lip of the jar,  and did not fly away.”- Hesiod Here is Pandora and the eternal possibility of Hope.   Pandora. John William Waterhouse. 1896. Oil on Canvas. Private Collection 

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