"The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Pope Paul VI on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Pope Paul VI on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Pope Paul VI on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Pope Paul VI on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Pope Paul VI on Oscar Wilde
"In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long."
"Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest."
"Liturgy is like a strong tree whose beauty is derived from the continuous renewal of its leaves, but whose strength comes from the old trunk, with solid roots in the ground."
"Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate the subject matters."
"We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly let him rejoice."