„Sometimes the soul takes pictures of things it has wished for, but never seen.“

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Anne Sexton5
Escritor e poeta americano 1928 - 1974

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„The human body is the best picture of the human soul.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein, livro Philosophical Investigations

Pt II, p. 178
Philosophical Investigations (1953)

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„Remember, O Menestratus, that, being a mortal endowed with a circumscribed life, thou hast in thy soul ascended, till thou hast seen endless time, and the infinity of things; and what is to be, and what has been.“

—  Metrodorus of Lampsacus (the younger) ancient Greek Epicurean philosopher -331 - -278 a.C.

Attributed to Metrodorus by Clement of Alexandria, Stromata, V, 14, as translated by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Clement of Alexandria, vol. II, in Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D. 325, vol. XII, 1869, p. 300 https://archive.org/details/antenicenechris05donagoog/page/n314.

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„The eye, which is called the window of the soul, is the principal means by which the central sense can most completely and abundantly appreciate the infinite works of nature; and the ear is the second, which acquires dignity by hearing of the things the eye has seen.“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

IX The Practice of Painting
Contexto: The eye, which is called the window of the soul, is the principal means by which the central sense can most completely and abundantly appreciate the infinite works of nature; and the ear is the second, which acquires dignity by hearing of the things the eye has seen. If you, historians, or poets, or mathematicians had not seen things with your eyes you could not report of them in writing. And if you, O poet, tell a story with your pen, the painter with his brush can tell it more easily, with simpler completeness and less tedious to be understood. And if you call painting dumb poetry, the painter may call poetry blind painting. Now which is the worse defect? to be blind or dumb? Though the poet is as free as the painter in the invention of his fictions they are not so satisfactory to men as paintings; for, though poetry is able to describe forms, actions and places in words, the painter deals with the actual similitude of the forms, in order to represent them. Now tell me which is the nearer to the actual man: the name of man or the image of the man. The name of man differs in different countries, but his form is never changed but by death.

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„Her soul's light shines through,
But her soul cannot be seen.“

—  Joyce Kilmer American poet, editor, literary critic, soldier 1886 - 1918

Main Street and Other Poems (1917), A Blue Valentine
Contexto: Her soul's light shines through,
But her soul cannot be seen.
It is something elusive, whimsical, tender, wanton, infantile, wise
And noble.

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„Our Soul may never have rest in things that are beneath itself.“

—  Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416

The Sixteenth Revelation, Chapter 67
Contexto: Our Soul may never have rest in things that are beneath itself. And when it cometh above all creatures into the Self, yet may it not abide in the beholding of its Self, but all the beholding is blissfully set in God that is the Maker dwelling therein. For in Man’s Soul is His very dwelling; and the highest light and the brightest shining of the City is the glorious love of our Lord, as to my sight.

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„The body of the legal system needs a soul and sometimes even an additional soul“

—  Menachem Elon Israeli High Court judge 1923 - 2013

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„The crucified human body is our best picture of the unacknowledged human soul.“

—  Stanley Cavell American philosopher 1926 - 2018

The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy (Oxford: 1979), p. 430

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„Pictures are spiritual beings. The soul of the painter lives within them.“

—  Emil Nolde German artist 1867 - 1956

from: Years of Struggle 1902-14' Autobiography Berlin 1934
1921 - 1956

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„The world has a soul and whoever understands that soul can also understand the language of many things.“

—  Paulo Coelho, livro O Alquimista

Variante: I learned that the world has a soul, and that whoever understands that soul can also understand the language of things.
Fonte: The Alchemist

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„Here the ways of men part: if you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, livro Twilight of the Idols

Letter to Elisabeth Nietzsche, Bonn, 1865-06-11. Quoted in Walter Kaufmann, The Faith of a Heretic (opening epigram).
Variante: Here the ways of men divide. If you wish to strive for peace of soul and happiness, then believe; if you wish to be a disciple of truth, then inquire.
Fonte: Twilight of the Idols

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