Archive for the 'Knowledge' Category

Friedrich Kayssler

May 30, 2019

“And here, poor fool, with all more lore,
I stand no wiser than before. […]
And see, that nothing can be known!
That knowledge cuts me to the bone. […]
No dog would endure such a curst existence!
Wherefore from magic I seek assistance, […]
That I may detect the inmost force
Which binds the world and guides its course.”
~ “Faust I”, J.W. von Goethe.


October 14, 2018

“We must trust the perfection of the creation so far as to believe that whatever curiosity the order of things has awakened in our minds, the order of things can satisfy. […] Nature is already, in its forms and tendencies, describing its own design.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

September 8, 2018

~ “Intervention”, Jeongeun Lee, Dresden 2018.

Natural History Museum, Berlin

September 2, 2018

Kallio library

May 21, 2018


Karl Hård af Segerstad, 1909.

April 9, 2017

January 6, 2017

“Non è mai troppo tardi per andare oltre” ~ Dante

December 28, 2016

“To note the curious hard logic of passion, and the emotional coloured life of the intellect — to observe where they met, and where they separated, at what point they were in unison, and at what point they were at discord — there was a delight in that!”

 ~ Wilde

December 28, 2016

“Mentre, infatti, è vero che il nostro tempo ha accumulato più conoscenze di qualsiasi altro periodo passato, quell’amore per la verità e per la conoscenza che diede ali allo spirito del Rinascimento si è raffreddato, dando origine a una fredda specializzazione che affonda le sue radici nelle sfere materiali della società anziché in quelle spirituali. Ma i gruppi come il nostro sono dedicati unicamente a scopi spirituali.”
~ Sacks

December 28, 2016

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
~ “Time Enough for Love”, Robert Heinlein.