Freya Stark Quote

The slightest living thing answers a deeper need than all the works of man because it is transitory. It has an evanescence of life, or growth, or change: it passes, as we do, from one stage to another, from darkness to darkness, into a distance where we, too, vanish out of sight. A work of art is static; and its value and its weakness lie in being so: but the tuft of grass and the clouds above it belong to our own traveling brotherhood.


Perseus In The Wind: A Life of Travel (ed. Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2013) - ISBN: 9781780762401

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The slightest living thing answers a deeper need than all the works of man because it is transitory. It has an evanescence of life, or growth, or...

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The slightest living thing answers a deeper need than all the works of man because it is transitory. It has an evanescence of life, or growth, or...

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The slightest living thing answers a deeper need than all the works of man because it is transitory. It has an evanescence of life, or growth, or...

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The slightest living thing answers a deeper need than all the works of man because it is transitory. It has an evanescence of life, or growth, or...