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Edward Said

It seems a common human failing to prefer the schematic authority of the text, to the distortion of direct encounter with the human. Orientalism

Zeami Motokiyo

"to watch the sun sink below the flower-clad hill. to wander into the forest, without thought of return. to stand upon the shore and gaze after a boat that disappears behind the distant islands. to contemplate the flight of the wild geese, seen and lost among the clouds." Yugen

Vincent van Gogh

"I'd like to walk with you there, to find out if we see things the same way." in a letter to his brother, Theo.

A. A. Milne

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a brigde and lean over to watch the river slowly slipping away beneath you, you'll suddenly know everything there is to be known. Whinnie the Pooh