Marcel Proust
Remembrance of Things Past
(excerpt on Vinteuil’s sonata)
Translation by C.K. Scott Moncrieff
Published 1913


There are no facts, only interpretations.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Notebooks (Summer 1886 – Fall 1887)


Confucius said: “To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.” When one man has reduced a fact of the imagination to be a fact to his understanding, I foresee that all men will at length establish their lives on that basis.

Henry David Thoreau
Walden 
Published 1854


A work of art may be understood as a conductor from the artists’ mind to the viewers. But it may never reach the viewer, or it may never leave the artists’ mind.

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)
American Conceptual artist


What is there to fear in such a regular world? I think I am cured.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Nausea

Published 1938