I have terrible hearing trouble. I have unwittingly helped to invent and refine a type of music that makes its principal proponents deaf.
Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment.
The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.
The eye is the most refined of our senses, the one which communicates most directly with our mind, our consciousness.
The more refined one is, the more unhappy.
Real faith is refined in the fires and storms of pain.
Suffering can refine us rather than destroy us because God himself walks with us in the fire.
Each of the Arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a Muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.
"Books ... books, ..." he exclaims. It is those that teach us to refine on our pleasures when young, and which, having so taught us, enable us to recall them with satisfaction when old.
Snow is the beginning and the end of everything.
Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls.
I think that technology has both introduced new sounds but also allowed an increasingly painterly approach to recording music as you can now paint over what you've done and more and more refine an existing performance.
Sure, science involves trial and error. Scientists refine theories each day. But as they do, they help us grasp more clearly the wonders of the world and the universe.
Democracy makes us articulate our views, defend them, and refine them.
To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country, to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed from the Western nomenclature, and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying knowledge to the great mass of the population.
The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.
Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.
What do I do when we're not taping? Sit in a dark room and refine my plans for someday ruling Earth from a blimp. And chess.
As critical acclaim and response has built up, every interview I give is a chance to puncture the myth I've created about my work and refine it.
I will not leave a corner of my consciousness covered up, but saturate myself with the strange and extraordinary new conditions of this life, and it will all refine itself into poetry later on.
I hope to refine music, study it, try to find some area that I can unlock. I don't quite know how to explain it but it's there. These can't be the only notes in the world, there's got to be other notes some place, in some dimension, between the cracks on the piano keys.
Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily.
You see, I was born in the slums, that was before the ghetto. The ghetto was kind of refined; the slums was right there on the ground.
The more refined and subtle our minds, the more vulnerable they are.
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