For he being dead, with him is beauty slain, And, beauty dead, black chaos comes again.
Line 1019. William Shakespeare
The Devil may be beautiful when he wants to be.
My grief lies onward and my joy behind.
Sonnet l. William Shakespeare
Cursed be he that moves my bones.
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
For the memory of love is sweet, though the love itself were in vain. And what I have lost of pleasure, assuage what I find of pain.
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
William Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act i. Sc. 1.
The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
Leonardo Da Vinci
To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow, the coup de Grace for the painter as well as for the picture.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
I had ambition, by which sin The angels fell; I climbed, and step by step, oh Lord, Ascended into Hell
W. H. Davies - Ambition
There's no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going
There's no knowing where we're going
Or which way the wind is blowing
Is it raining? Is it snowing
Is a hurricane a-blowing
Not a speck of light is showing
So the danger must be growing
Oh, the fires of hell are glowing
Is the grisly reaper mowing
Yes! The danger must be growing
For the rowers keep on rowing
And they're certainly not showing
Any signs that they are slowing!
Stop the boat!
Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory (also prelude on Marilyn Manson's Portrait of an American Family)
Love is an evil and malicious beauty
that creates and destroys all in the same breathe
Hurry, to meet death
Before your place is taken
The Thirteenth Warrior
Hate Cannot Drive Out Hate
Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
Hate multiplies hate,
violence multiplies violence,
and toughness multiplies toughness
in a descending spiral of destruction....
The chain reaction of evil--hate begetting hate,
wars producing more wars--must be broken,
we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
~Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength To Love, 1963