4 December

Blue Painting by Wassily Kandinsky OSA468 copy

by Vasilij Vasil’evič Kandinskij

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” (Vielleicht sind alle Drachen unseres Lebens Prinzessinnen, die nur darauf warten uns einmal schön und mutig zu sehen. Vielleicht ist alles Schreckliche im Grunde das Hilflose, das von uns Hilfe will.)

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” (Man muss Geduld haben. Mit dem Ungelösten im Herzen, und versuchen, die Fragen selber lieb zu haben, wie verschlossene Stuben, und wie Bücher, die in einer sehr fremden Sprache
geschrieben sind. Es handelt sich darum, alles zu leben. Wenn man die Fragen lebt, lebt man vielleicht allmählich, ohne es zu merken, eines fremden Tages in die Antworten hinein.)

“You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born. Fear not the strangeness you feel. The future must enter you long before it happens. Just wait for the birth, for the the hour of the new clarity.”

“I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other. ”

“The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.”

“Embrace your solitude and love it. Endure the pain it causes, and try to sing out with it. For those near to you are distant…”

“The work of the eyes is done. Go now and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you.”

Reiner Maria Rilke, born 4 December 1875, Sun Sagittarius, Moon Aquarius, Ascendant Virgo)

 

“Everything starts from a dot. ”

“An empty canvas, apparently really empty, that says nothing and is without significance – almost dull, in fact – in reality, is crammed with thousands of undertone tensions and full of expectancy. Slightly apprehensive lest it should be outraged.”

“The true work of art is born from the Artist: a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation. It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a personality, an independent subject, animated with a spiritual breath, the living subject of a real existence of being.”

“Everything that is dead quivers. Not only the things of poetry, stars, moon, wood, flowers, but even a white trouser button glittering out of a puddle in the street… Everything has a secret soul, which is silent more often than it speaks.”

“Colour is the key. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many chords. The artist is the hand that, by touching this or that key, sets the soul vibrating automatically. ”

“All methods are sacred if they are internally necessary. All methods are sins if they are not justified by internal necessity. ”

 Vasilij Vasil’evič Kandinskij, born on 4 December 1866, Sun in Sagittarius, Moon in Aries, Ascendant in Scorpio