The quotations are from JOHN O'DONOHUE's book:
Beauty, the Invisible Embrace, 2004
ANGEL ON HIGH Gallery 47 on Catalog Webpage:
"We are created to create. At the deepest heart, creativity is meant to serve and evoke beauty."
Heady World, Detail
Filed Name: Heady World - Gallery 66
"…the Beautiful offers us an invitation to order, coherence and unity."
An Invitation to Order
File Name: ORCHESTRA 6, Detail 10 - Gallery 63
"The time is ripe for beauty to surprise and liberate us."
The Time is Ripe for Beauty
File Name: InnerSCAPE, Detail 3a - Gallery 63
"In the light of beauty, the strategies of the ego melt like a web against a candle."
File Name: InnerSCAPE, Detail 2
"A world without beauty would be unbearable."
File Name: Complements of the Cosmic House 2b - in ON BEAUTY
"Everywhere there is tenderness, care and kindness, there is the beautiful."
File Name: SummerJOY,Detail 3 - Gallery 64
"The lives of those we know, need and love all dwell behind faces."
File Name: ORCHESTRA 6, Detail 19
"Each face is its own landscape and is quietly vibrant with the invisible textures of memory, story, dream, need, want and gift that make up the beauty of the individual life."
Each Face is Its Own Landscape
File Name: SEASCAPE - Gallery 63
"Each of us is responsible for how we see, and how we see determines what we see."
a Belle Trap 1 - Gallery 64
"Beauty cannot be forced. It alone decides when it will come and sometimes it is the last thing we expect and the very last thing to arrive."
File Name:Summer MYSERY, Detail 13
"When beauty touches our lives, the moment becomes luminous."
File Name: SummerJOY Detail, SPARKLE
"In its encounter with us beauty invites our dignity and graciousness. Often it beckons us from afar but holds us off until our hearts become more refined and receptive; then beauty draws us into her mysterious invisible embrace."
File Name: Summer JOY, Detail SPARKLE
"The human mind is in itself a world with huge mountains, deep valleys and forests of the unknown."
The Human Mind Is...
File Name: InnerSCAPE, Detail 2 - Gallery 63
"When you regain a sense of your life as a journey of discovery, you return to rhythm with yourself."
File Name: Summer MYSTERY, Detail 4
"The severity of Nothingness can lead to beauty. Where life had gone stale, transfiguration occurs. The severity of nothingness can lead to Beauty."
File Name: Summer MYSTERY, Detail 5 - Gallery 65
"While music and its voices sound out the depths of silence and delight our listening, color calls forth the secrets of darkness and light to bring joy to the eye.
File Name: A BELIEF TRAP, from THE TALKING STICK, Detail 7c - Gallery 66
"Colour is the language of light; it adorns the earth with beauty."
"The beauty of Love: every risk for growth will be rewarded."
The Beauty of Love
File Name: Summer MYSTERY, Detail 11a - Gallery 65
" …this is what beauty is: possibility that enlarges and delights the heart."
~JOHN O'DONOHUE, Beauty, the invisible embrace, 2004