There are things which by their very nature are so dependant upon human caprice that they either exist or do not exist as soon as we desire that they should or should not exist... Humankind is almost pure potential as it emerges from the formative hand of nature. Humans must develop that potential and complete their formation... in brief, humankind must... be its own second creator.
~ Christoph Martin Wieland, Werke I-III. München: Hanser 1964-1967
For the present we can say that creativity is not only the fresh perception of new meanings, and the ultimate enfoldment of this perception within the manifest and the somatic, but I would say that it is ultimately the action of the infinite in the sphere of the finite – that is, this meaning goes to infinite depths.
~ David Bohm, Unfolding Meaning: A Weekend of Dialogue with David Bohm
Perspective makes the single eye the center of the visible world. Everything converges on to the eye as to the vanishing point of infinity.
~ John Berger, Ways of Seeing
In man creature and creator are united: in man there is matter, fragment, excess, clay, mud, madness, chaos; but in man there is also creator, sculptor, the hardness of the hammer, the divine spectator and the seventh day...
~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
"This circle;" he said, "which the blotter has made into a point invaded by night, is God." ... "An accident," he said, "may suddenly transform the infinite into infinite worlds whose interrelation we cannot define, but which we nevertheless sense."
...All other life ceases in the life put into words.
~ Edmond Jabes, The Book of Questions : El, or the Last Book
Do you want to see what human eyes have never seen? Look at the moon. Do you want to hear what ears have never heard? Listen to the bird's cry. Do you want to touch what hands have never touched? Touch the earth. Verily I say that God is about to create the world.
~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Theologians
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