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“70 percent is perfection.”
Zen saying (wabi-sabi)


“Art does not correspond to life...art IS life.”
Marcel Proust in Alan Bennett's
'102 Boulevard Haussmann'


“ I say to myself…how barbaric it is not to believe in souls - in the immortality of souls. What a stupid form of truth materialism is.”
Roland Barthes


“What is this true meditation ? It is to make everything: coughing, swallowing, waving the arms, motion, stillness, words, action, the evil and the good, prosperity and shame, gain and loss, right and wrong, into one single koan.”


"The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers."
Thich Nhat Hanh


”Music is in danger of being talked to death.”


"The opposite of nothingness is delusion."


”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


"To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders."
Chuang Tzu


"It showed him the eternal error people make in imagining
that happiness is the realisation of desires."
.... L. Tolstoy ('Anna Karenina')


"You don't need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Don't even listen, simply wait. Don't even wait, be quite still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked.
It has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet."
Franz Kafka




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