Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"While I drew, and wept along with the terrified children I was drawing, I really felt the burden I am bearing. I felt that I have no right to withdraw from the responsibility of being an advocate. It is my duty to voice the sufferings of humankind, the never-ending sufferings heaped mountain-high. This is my task, but it is not an easy one to fulfill." -Kathe Kollwitz 1920

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A man should learn to detect...that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within...Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; and they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson