We could hardly conceive how these islanders, wholly unacquainted with any mechanical power, could raise such stupendous figures –Capt. James Cook
Istanbul … the constant beating of the wave of the East against the rock of the West. –Susan Moody
“Abhinava jaladhara sundara” — beautifully dark-hued like a fresh rain-bearing cloud (shritha Kamala kucha)
Ignorance leads to fear, fear leads to hate, and hate leads to violence. This is the equation. –Averroes
If you wish to avoid illness, divide your stomach into three parts,
A third for respiration, a third for food and the rest for water.
No art or learning is to be pursued halfheartedly…and any art worth learning will certainly reward more or less generously the effort made to study it. -Murasaki Shikibu,
All the suffering there is in this world arises from wishing our self to be happy. All the happiness there is in this world arises from wishing others to be happy.
May this terror terrify those whom earthly error binds for the horror of the images here in this manner truly depicts what will be.
-Last Judgement Inscription
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
14 out of the 15 stained glass windows depict an impressive 1,113 biblical figures.