„Yet look not at his colored eyes. Give him
No names. Dismiss him from your images.
The hot of him is purest in the heart.“
— Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955
Context: p>He is and may be but oh! He is, he is, This foundling of the infected past, so bright, So moving in the manner of his hand. Yet look not at his colored eyes. Give him No names. Dismiss him from your images. The hot of him is purest in the heart. </p
„Even in the house of Hades there is left something,
a soul and an image, but there is no real heart of life in it.“
— Homér Ancient Greek epic poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey 750
Context: Oh, wonder! Even in the house of Hades there is left something, a soul and an image, but there is no real heart of life in it. XXIII. 103–104 (tr. R. Lattimore); Achilles after seeing Patroclus' ghost.
„Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, desires that all religions should reside everywhere, for all of them desire self-control and purity of heart. But people have various desires and various passions, and they may practice all of what they should or only a part of it. But one who receives great gifts yet is lacking in self-control, purity of heart, gratitude and firm devotion, such a person is mean.“
— Ashoka Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty -304 - -232 a.C.
„This it is that gives a majesty so pure and touching to the historic figure of Christ; self-abandonment to God, uttermost surrender, without reserve or stipulation, to the guidance of the Holy Spirit from the Soul of souls; pause in no darkness, hesitation in no perplexity, recoil in no extremity of anguish; but a gentle unfaltering hold of the invisible Hand, of the Only Holy and All Good; — these are the features that have made Jesus of Nazareth the dearest and most sacred image to the heart of so many ages.“
— James Martineau English religious philosopher 1805 - 1900
„The Lord created us in His image and likeness, and we are the image of the Lord, and He does good and all of us have this commandment at heart: do good and do not do evil. All of us.“
— Papa Francesco 266th Pope of the Catholic Church 1936
Context: The Lord created us in His image and likeness, and we are the image of the Lord, and He does good and all of us have this commandment at heart: do good and do not do evil. All of us. "But, Father, this is not Catholic! He cannot do good." Yes, he can. He must. Not can: must! Because he has this commandment within him. Instead, this "closing off" that imagines that those outside, everyone, cannot do good is a wall that leads to war and also to what some people throughout history have conceived of: killing in the name of God. That we can kill in the name of God. And that, simply, is blasphemy. To say that you can kill in the name of God is blasphemy. As quoted in "Pope at Mass: Culture of encounter is the foundation of peace" at Vatican Radio (22 May 2013) http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/05/22/pope_at_mass:_culture_of_encounter_is_the_foundation_of_peace/en1-694445
„The very heart and root of sin is in an independent spirit. We erect the idol self; and not only wish others to worship, but worship ourselves.“
— Richard Cecil (clergyman) British Evangelical Anglican priest and social reformer 1748 - 1810
— Rainer Maria Rilke Austrian poet and writer 1875 - 1926
Wendung (Turning Point), as translated by Stephen Mitchell
„I approached the task of destroying images by first tearing them out of the heart through God’s Word and making them worthless and despised. This indeed took place before Dr. Karlstadt ever dreamed of destroying images. For when they are no longer in the heart, they can do no harm when seen with the eyes. But Dr. Karlstadt, who pays no attention to matters of the heart, has reversed the order by removing them from sight and leaving them in the heart. For he does not preach faith, nor can he preach it; unfortunately, only now do I see that. Which of these two forms of destroying images is best, I will let each man judge for himself.“
— Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546
Against the Heavenly Prophets in the Matter of Images and Sacraments (1525) pp.84-85; as quoted in Theological Aesthetics: A Reader https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0802828884 edited by Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen
„At heart, I have always been a carpenter, who, instead of making a table or a door, was led to carve images in wood.“
— Ossip Zadkine French sculptor 1890 - 1967
as quoted in 'Wooden Sculptures' http://www.zadkine.paris.fr/en/collections/collections-sculptures/wooden-sculptures, Musée Zadkine Musée Zadkine: it was through wood that Zadkine came to sculpture, after being initiated in the techniques of carving by a maternal uncle.
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
(16th November 1822) Fragments in Rhyme III: Outline for a Portrait (23rd November 1822) Fragments in Rhyme IV: Arion see The Improvisatrice (1824)
„No image is there, to no metal is the divine form entrusted, in hearts and minds does the goddess delight to dwell.“
— Statius Roman poet of the 1st century AD (Silver Age of Latin literature) 40 - 96
Line 493 (tr. J. H. Mozley)