Two Quotes on Excess

20 Nov

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

–William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Exhausted Maenads after the Dance

Alma-Tadema, Lawrence. Exhausted Maenads after the Dance. 1874 . Oil on canvas.

The mother of excess is not joy, but joylessness.

–Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human

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2 Responses to “Two Quotes on Excess”

  1. leandra December 22, 2009 at 1:42 am #

    the five colors blind the eye!
    the five sounds deafen the ear!

  2. Stephanie January 29, 2010 at 2:31 am #

    ….for we never know what is enough until we know what is too much.

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