Monday, December 22, 2014

From the book of My name is Asher lev............

He should be careful of the influence of

those with whom he consorts,

and he runs a great risk in becoming

a member of a large society,

for large bodies then towards the

leveling of individuality to a common consent,

the forming and adherence to a creed.

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You can do anything you want to do,

what is rare is this actual wanting to do a specific thing:

wanting it so much that you are practically blind to

all other things,

that nothing else will satisfy you.

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An artist has got to get acquainted with himself

just as much as he can.

It is not easy job

for it is not a present-day habit of humanity.

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Every great artist is a man

who has freed himself from his family

his nation, his race.

Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty,

to true culture, has been rebel

A "universal with out patritiosm", with out home"

Who has found his people every where.