October 1st, 2009

Larry Fleinhardt--comtemplation

Quotes of the Day

All on a theme, courtesy of my weekly Hollywood Connect newsletter.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

– Albert Einstein

Life consists in penetrating the unknown, and fashioning our actions
in accord with the new knowledge thus acquired.

– Leo Tolstoy

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
– Neil Armstrong

Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly,
for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.

– R.I. Fitzhenry, writer & publisher

That last one is a killer, for me; it's been all too easy, as I grow up and learn more about our culture and our world, to see the darkness more readily than the light. I want my wonder back, thanks.