"I don't mistrust reality, of which I know next to nothing. I mistrust the picture of reality conveyed to us by our senses, which is imperfect and circumscribed."
- Gerhard Richter
"Now go, the will within us being one:
you be my guide, Lord, Master from this day,
I said to Him; and when he moved, led on
I entered on the steep wild-wooded way"
- Dante, Inferno, Canto II
"And now far-off smoke pearls from homestead rooftops and from high mountains the greater shadows fall."
- Virgil, Eclogues I
"Maeterlinck says: If Socrates leave his house today he will find the sage seated on his doorstep. If Judas go forth tonight it is to Judas his steps will tend. Every life is many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love . But always meeting ourselves."
- James Joyce , Ulysses