“I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure [Jesus Christ].”
“Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.”
“When a symbol unmoors itself from what it symbolizes, it loses meaning. It becomes ineffective”
“All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.”
“Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.”
“I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood.”
“Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command.”
Henri Frederic Amiel
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