quarta-feira, dezembro 10, 2008


«And who will deny that the creative power by which all living things are begotten and brought forth is the very genius of Love? Do we not, moreover, recognize that in every art and craft the artist and the craftsman who work under the direction of this same god achieve the brightest fame, while those that lack his influence grow old in the shadow of oblivion? It was longing and desire that led Apollo to found the arts of archery, healing, and devination - so he, too was a scholar in the school of Love.»

Plato, "Symposium", The Collected Dialogues, including the Letters. Edited by Edith Hamilton and Huntington Cairns. Princeton University Press, 1961.