Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Mysterious

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.
 It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the
cradle of true art and true science. 

 Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no
longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.

It was the experience of mystery — even if mixed with fear—
 that engendered religion. A knowledge of the
 existence of something we cannot penetrate,
 our perceptions of the profoundest reason and the most
 radiant beauty, which only in their most primitive forms
 are accessible to our minds: it is this knowledge
 and this emotion that constitute true religiosity.

In this sense, and only this sense, I am a deeply religious man.”

― Albert Einstein

No comments: