Aimee Stewart – Treasure Hunt
Child of the pure, unclouded brow
And dreaming eyes of wonder!
Though time be fleet and I and thou
Are half a life asunder,
Thy loving smile will surely hail
The love-gift of a fairy tale.
When the first baby laughed for the first time,
its laugh broke into a thousand pieces,
and they all went skipping about,
and that was the beginning of fairies.
And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy.
So there ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl.
James M. Barrie – Peter Pan.
Fairy Tales are more than true;
not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us
that dragons can be beaten.
G. K. Chesterton
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.
If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
C. S. Lewis
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry,
and see a fine picture every day of his life,
in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful
which God has implanted in the human soul.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Personally, I experience the greatest degree of pleasure in having contact with works of art.
They furnish me with happy feelings of an intensity such as I cannot derive from other realms.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt,
and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Leonardo da Vinci
Paint what you really see, not what you think you ought to see;
not the object isolated as in a test tube,
but the object enveloped in sunlight and atmosphere,
with the blue dome of Heaven reflected in the shadows.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.