excerpt - Leonid Ponomarev 'In Quest of the Quantum'

It has long been known that science is only one of the methods of studying the world around us. Another - complementary - method is realized in art. The joint existence of art and science is in itself a good illustration of the complementary principle. You can devote yourself completely to science of live exclusively in your art. Both points of vies are valid, but, taken separately, are incomplete. The backbone of science is logic and experiment. The basis of art is intuition and insight. But the art of ballet requires mathematical accuracy and, as Pushkin wrote, ‘Inspiration in geometry is just as necessary as in poetry'. They complement rather than contradict each other. True science is akin to art, in the same way as real art always includes elements of science. They reflect different, complementary aspects of human experiences and give us a complete idea of the world only when taken together. Unfortunately, we do not know the ‘uncertainty relation’ for the conjugate pair of concepts ‘science and art.’ Hence we cannot assess the degree of damage we undergo from a one-sided perception of life.

excerpt from George Orwell 'Politics and the English Language'

In prose, the worst thing one can do with words is to surrender to them. When you think of a concrete object, you think wordlessly, and then, if you want to describe the thing you have been visualizing, you probably hunt about till you find the exact words that seem to fit it. When you think of something abstract you are more inclined to use words from the start, and unless you make a conscious effort to prevent it, the existing dialect will come rushing inn and do the job for you, at the expense of blurring or even changing your meaning. Probably it is better to put off using words as long as possible and get ones meaning clear as one can through pictures or sensations.

excerpt - Aldous Huxley 'The Doors of Perception'

To make biological survival possible, Mind at Large has to be funneled through the reducing valve of the brain and nervous system. What comes out the other end is a measly trickle of the kind of consciousness which will help us to stay alive on the surface of this particular planet. To formulate and express the contents of this reduced awareness, man has invented and endlessly elaborated those symbol systems and implicit philosophies which we call languages.

quote - nikola tesla

Throughout space there is energy. Is this energy static or kinetic? If static, our hopes are in vain: If kinetic - and we know it is, for certain - then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature

Excerpt from The Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl

Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality. No one can become fully aware of the essence of another human being unless he loves him. By his love he is enabled to see the essential traits and features of the beloved person; and even more, he sees that which is potential in him, which is not yet actualized but yet ought to be actualized. Furthermore, by his love, the loving person enables the beloved person to actualize these potentialities. By making him aware of what he can be and of what he should become, he makes these potentialities come true.