"There is no mystery in art. Do the things you can see, they will show you what you cannot see."
~ Isak Dinesen
(via Javier Marías)
"Wherever we go, there seems to be only one business at hand--that of finding workable compromises between the sublimity of our ideas and the absurdity of the fact of us." ~ Annie Dillard, "An Expedition to the Pole"