Friday, June 29, 2007

Friday Quote: On Beauty

"I'm after something that will make some sense of the chaos in the world and within us. The result should be something that is, well, 'beautiful,' but beauty isn't merely the pretty, or harmony or equilibrium. Rilke says beauty is the beginning of terror."

--Frank Bidart

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

The quote from Rilke reminds me of the real definition of awesome.

alaiyo said...

I keep reading this quote and thinking I should say something about it. After several weeks now, I still can think of only one word: Yes.