Saturday, February 5, 2011

Quote for the day

For my part, with the manifold directions in which my nature moves, I cannot be satisfied with a single mode of thought. As Poet and Artist, I am a polytheist; on the other hand, as a student of Nature, I am a pantheist -- and both with equal positiveness. When I need a God for my personal nature, as a moral and spiritual man, He also exists for me. The heavenly and the earthly realms are such an immense realm that they can only be grasped by the collective intelligence of all beings.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, to his friend Jacobi, 1813