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Today we no longer regard the universe as the cause
by Rudolf Arnheim

Today we no longer regard the universe as the cause
of our own undeserved troubles but perhaps,
on the contrary, as the last refuge from the mismanagement of our earthly affairs.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Good art theory must smell of the studio,
although its language should differ from the household
talk of painters and sculptors.
- Rudolf Arnheim

As one gets older, it happens that in the morning one
fails to remember the airplane trip to be taken in
a few hours or the lecture scheduled for the afternoon.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The line that describes the beautiful is elliptical.
It has simplicity and constant change.
It cannot be described by a compass,
and it changes direction at every one of its points.
- Rudolf Arnheim

 

The least touchable object in the world is the eye.
- Rudolf Arnheim

All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition,
all observation is also invention.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Order is a necessary condition for anything the human mind is to understand.
- Rudolf Arnheim

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Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom,
since art is more than an entertainment of the senses.
- Rudolf Arnheim

At one of the annual conventions of the American Society
for Aesthetics much confusion arose when the Society
for Anesthetics met at the same time in the same hotel.
- Rudolf Arnheim

In many instances, order is apprehended first of all by the senses.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Now equilibrium is the very opposite of disorder.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The absurd consequences of neglecting structure but
using the concept of order just the same are evident
if one examines the present terminology of information theory.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Modem science, then, maintains on the one hand that nature,
both organic and inorganic, strives towards a state
of order and that man's actions are governed by the same tendency.
- Rudolf Arnheim

In a land of immigrants, one was not an alien but simply the latest arrival.
- Rudolf Arnheim

A system is in equilibrium when the forces constituting
it are arranged in such a way as to compensate each other,
like the two weights pulling at the arms of a pair of scales.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Entropy theory is indeed a first attempt to deal with global form;
but it has not been dealing with structure.
All it says is that a large sum of elements may have
properties not found in a smaller sample of them.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Rather than be asked to abandon one's own heritage
and to adapt to the mores of the new country,
one was expected to possess a treasure of foreign skills
and customs that would enrich the resources of American living.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Furthermore, order is a necessary condition for making a structure function.
A physical mechanism, be it a team of laborers,
the body of an animal, or a machine,
can work only if it is in physical order.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Entropy theory, on the other hand, is not concerned
with the probability of succession in a series of items
but with the overall distribution of kinds of items in a given arrangement.
- Rudolf Arnheim

When a system is considered in two different states,
the difference in volume or in any other property,
between the two states, depends solely upon those states
themselves and not upon the manner in which the system
may pass from one state to the other.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The foreign accent was a promise, and indeed,
all over the country, European imports added spice to the sciences,
the arts, and other areas.
What one had to give was not considered inferior to what one received.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The rehabilitation of order as a universal principle,
however, suggested at the same time that orderliness
by itself is not sufficient to account for the nature
of organized systems in general or for those created by man in particular.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Man's striving for order, of which art is but one manifestation,
derives from a similar universal tendency throughout the organic world;
it is also paralleled by,
and perhaps derived from, the striving towards the
state of simplest structure in physical systems.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The arts, as a reflection of human existence at its highest,
have always and spontaneously lived up to this demand of plenitude.
No mature style of art in any culture has ever been simple.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The clarification of visual forms and their organization
in integrated patterns as well as the attribution of
such forms to suitable objects is one of the most effective
training grounds of the young mind.
- Rudolf Arnheim

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Affirmation:
Today I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance,
love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance, love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

I Create Today As a Celebration of My Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to honor my being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I Dance Lightly With Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let Today be a Thanksgiving.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let today be the day that you choose
to become your own greatest Hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

Today, when the winds of adversity blow strong,
redirect their force into the
service of your highest intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Wait!
Start on your dreams, your impulses,
your longings, your special occasions today.
Because this is your moment.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love
and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow...
but only empties today of its strength.
- C. H. Spurgeon

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is a canceled check;
tomorrow is a
promissory note;
today is the only cash you have;
so spend it wisely.
- Kay Lyons

Having set a direction, begin - begin today.
Take action - take action every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever happened, forgive others, forgive yourself,
move forward, live for today and tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot escape the responsibility
of tomorrow by evading it today.
- Abraham Lincoln

In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Stop wishing and fearing the future
long enough to be fully present in TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today I offer a prayer of forgiveness:
forgive the pettiness of my ingratitude...
the absence of profound thankfulness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Walk Today's March With Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are today where your thoughts have brought.
- James Allen

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows & butterflies out to play,
soar my spirit, and unfurl my joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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