When I go toward you
it is with my whole life.
∆ Rainer Maria Rilke, Book of Hours: Love Poems to God; from ‘Du wirst nur mit der Tat erfaßt’, tr. Anita Barrows & Joanna Macy
The proliferation of arabesque abstract decoration enhances a quality that could only be attributed to God.... The pattern of the arabesque, without a beginning or an end, portrays this sense of infinity , and is the best means to describe in art the doctrine of tawhid, or Divine Unity
- Wijdan Ali in The Arab Contribution to Islamic Art
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the object it loves. – Carl Jung
My films are not a personal expression but a prayer. When I make a film, it’s like a holy day. As if I were lighting a candle in front of an icon, or placing a bouquet of flowers before it.
| Andrei Tarkovsky