Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sunday Citar - Contemplation

Joaquin Sorolla

That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.
Edgar Allan Poe

Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
Lewis Mumford

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24 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Amen! I think we need beauty in every day! Now where you look for it and find it is up to you : ) It can be in the mundane or in the grand, but it MUST be there : )

piecesofmejen said...

beautiful, I love your page, so pretty! :)

Amias said...

These are beautiful, I think I may try it sometimes.

I think I mentioned before, if not allow me to do so now, your blog skin is wonderful .. easy to read, and the muted colors are visually refreshing.

Ashlee@fatmomblog said...

Edgar Allan Poe is one of my favorites!

Thank you for stopping by my blog :)

Susan Fobes said...

Ooh, you picked some good quotes today! I was more than just a little surprised by the quote from Edgar Allan Poe, mainly because his works are so dark and his past so bizarre...

Joanne said...

"A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty ..." Love this, because we don't always think of beauty as sound, but it certainly is ... music, birds, the waves breaking. Nice insight.

T Rex Mom said...

As always, thanks for my Sunday contemplation.

And thank you for your kind comments on my blog and the support you offered. I'm starting to feel better about things. Especially now that I can see what the eye specialist was saying and it explains so much of why our little guy does what he does. It will all soon be better. Thanks for being such a great blogger friend. Glad I found you!

Oh, and let me know when you receive your bag. It went out in the mail Friday.

Don said...

These quotes on contemplation are worth contemplating. ;-)

Fresh Mommy said...

Great quotes today, makes me think about what I've been enjoying... and what I've been thinking about. It's important to keep a right perspective! :)

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

I always love your citars. I always leave your blog very contemplative.

Thank you!

christy rose said...

I loved the last quote the most! "A succession of poverty stricken days is fatal to human life." That is so true!

Flory said...

I also enjoy reading your citars! These quotes are beautiful. My favorite being the second, "...the silence of contemplation...", words to ponder.

Have a wonderful week! :)

He & Me + 3 said...

That last quote was awesome and so true.

Muthering Heights said...

I always enjoy your quote selections! :)

Dan said...

The aim of philosophy is the salvation of the soul.

-- Porphyry the Philosopher to his wife Marcella

dialoguewithyou said...

Wonderful!
Loved them all. I particularly liked the second one"...silence of contemplation".
What a thought provoking message :)

Thank you for introducing me to citar.

Keep up the wonderful work.

Cheers!!

sarah said...

A day is poverty stricken when the beauty around us goes unrealized, unnoticed by us. There has been so many moments of wonder during this time for me, it seems like my eyes have been newly opened.

A very happy thanksgiving to you this week!

Life, Uncharted. said...

As you know, Poe is my most favorite. Love them all though, very inspiring. What a discerning eye you have for artistry.

Will be off radar for the week. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your holiday love.

Gloria said...

Loved them all but my favourite,Lewis Mumford. No truer words have I ever read. Wonderful!!!

Trudy said...

These are all so beautiful...the first is my favorite because I love Poe!

Randi said...

Loved the quote by Mumford. It's so true that when we have days in a row with a lack of beauty in them, we die a little. When I have days like those, I get almost frantic to put some beauty back into my days.Seems to happen most often during January.

Judith Ellis said...

Oh, how I love Archbishop Fulton Sheen! Thank you, Kelly, for that. The others are also beautiful.

Jenny in Utah said...

Beautiful ... that last quote is soooooo true! Love it!

Ann Victor said...

The last quote is definitely my favourite too. And we tend to forget to look for beauty in the most mundane places: the shine of a soap bubble catching the sun as we wash the dishes or the sight of a sleeping cat, curled up in a chair.