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For in the immediate world, everything is to be discerned, for him who can discern it, and centrally and simply, without dissection into science or digestion into art, but with the whole of consciousness, seeking to perceive it as it stands: so that the aspect of a street in sunlight can roar in the heart of itself like a symphony, perhaps as no symphony can: and all of consciousness is shifted from the imagined, the revised, to the effort to perceive simply the cruel radiance of what is. --James Agee (in A Symphony Conductor Gives Back)

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious -- the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. --Albert Einstein (in The New Nobel Prizes for Science)

Knowledge has three degrees—opinion, science, illumination. The means or instrument of the first is sense; of the second, dialectic; of the third, intuition. --Plotinus (in Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious)

Poetry is important. No less than science, it seeks a hold upon reality, and the closeness of its approach is the test of its success. --Babette Deutsch (in Dr. Campo's Healing Words)

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. --Albert Einstein (in Black Is The New White)

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. --Albert Einstein (in The Beautiful Brain)

The great men of science are supreme artists. --Martin H. Fischer (in Beauty and Science: A Conversation with Ed Johnson )

Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn't know it was missing. --Paola Antonelli (in Designing for Generosity)

Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. --Arthur M. Schlesinger (in La Vida Robot)

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. --Carl Sagan (in Ed Johnson: Beauty & Science)

The prevalent sensation of oneself as a separate ego enclosed in a bag of skin is a hallucination which accords neither with Western science nor with the experimental philosophy-religions of the East --Alan Watts (in Alan Watts On The Art of Timing)

Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided. --Paracelsus (in What The People Of The Amazon Know That You Don't)

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious --the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. --Albert Einstein (in Art & Science Fusion)

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge --Thomas Berger (in How Behavioral Science Helps Tackle Big Issues)

Wisdom demands a new orientation of science and technology toward the organic, the gentle, the elegant and beautiful. --E.F. Schumacher (in Finding Right Livelihood)

What is even more astonishing is that the entire science of wayfinding is based on dead reckoning. You only know where you are by knowing precisely where you have been and how you got to where you are. --Wade Davis (in The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World)

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. --Albert Einstein (in Her Art Informed Science: Maria Sibylla Merian)


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