Tuesday, February 11, 2014

quote of the day

"In beauty in general, reason sees sensibility fulfilling its demands for objectivity and unity; and to its own surprise, one of its own ideas confronts it in appearance.  The surprise of beauty is something we thought belonged only to the world of ideas and reason, but this unexpected harmony awakens a feeling of joyous approbation and an attraction to the sensible object as a result.  We call this attraction benevolence or love."

- Friedrich Schiller, Philosophical Letters