„Where the glacier meets the sky, the land ceases to be earthly, and the earth becomes one with the heavens; no sorrows live there anymore, and therefore joy is not necessary; beauty alone reigns there, beyond all demands.“

Heimsljós (World Light) (1940), Book Four: The Beauty of the Heavens

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„The pure memories given
To help our joy on earth, when earth is past,
Shall help our joy in heaven.“

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„But love for an object eternal and infinite feeds the mind with joy alone, and a joy which is free from all sorrow. This is something greatly to be desired and to be sought with all our strength.“

—  Baruch Spinoza Dutch philosopher 1632 - 1677

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„Patchwork? Ah, no! It was memory, imagination, history, biography, joy, sorrow, philosophy, religion, romance, realism, life, love and death; and over all, like a halo, the love of the artist for his work and the soul's longing for earthly immortality.“

—  Eliza Calvert Hall American author, women's rights advocate and suffragist 1856 - 1935

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Variante: All the things that truly matter - beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace - arise from beyond the mind.

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