Ultimate Truths

"It is an incontrovertible fact of history that the greatest art has always been about something, a means of communicating some truth which is assumed to be more important than the art itself.  The truths which art has been able to communicate have been of a kind which could not be put in any other way.  They have been ultimate truths, stated symbolically." - Sir Kenneth Clark

Art is the Radiance Behind the Surface

"The identity behind this surface display of duality [male and female]...identity behind it all...all these are manifestations of the one...the one radiance shines through [behind] all things."

"The function of art, in a way, is to reveal, through the object [hiding] the radiance...and that's what you get when you see the beautiful organization of a fortunately composed work of art.  You just say, ahah...somehow it speaks to the order in your own life.  This is a realization, through art, of the very thing that the religions are concerned to render."

"You have to have a balance between life and death.  They're two aspects of the same thing...which is being...becoming."

"The conscience [in us] is the god."

- Joseph Campbell