Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Something I believe in...

I saw this today and thought how lovely it applies to most everything especially art. Finding it is not so easy, but when you do, you know you've found the magic.

"Have you ever thought about whatever man builds, that all of his industrial efforts, all his computations and calculations, all the nights spent working over draughts and blueprints, invariably culminate in the production of a thing whose sole purpose and guiding principle is the ultimate principle of simplicity?

It is as if there were a natural law which ordained that to achieve this end, to refine the curve of a ship’s keel, or the fuselage of an airplane, until it gradually partakes of the elementary purity of the curve of the human breast or shoulder, there must be experimentation of several generations of craftsmen. In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness."

•Antoine de Saint Exupery

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