Saturday, September 02, 2006

Quote of the Day, 9/2/06

On the theme of remembrance, and the connection of remembrance to artistic creation...

The Talmud
There are stars who's light only reaches the earth long after they have fallen apart. There are people who's remembrance gives light in this world, long after they have passed away. This light shines in our darkest nights on the road we must follow.

John Keats
Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.

Gian Carlo Menotti
Melody is a form of remembrance. It must have a quality of inevitability in our ears.

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