23.04.02 – Tuesday
This gives me the shivers, because I don’t think it’s actually about painting:
In these places, though the stroke may be incomplete, yet the intention is carried out. Only when you realize that there are two styles of painting, the free and the detailed, may you join in discussions about painting.
– Chang Yen-Yüan
This, on the other hand, makes me very, very happy:
He said that, when people paid a high price for fruit which had been ripened early, they must despair of seeing the fruit ripen at the proper season. And, being once asked in what consisted the virtue of youth, he said, ‘In doing nothing to excess (to mêden agan)’.
– Diogenes Laertius, Life of Socrates, 32.