David N. Elkins Famous Quotes & Sayings

4 David N. Elkins Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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While art should never become exclusionary and elitist, any culture which fails to support its artists is only contributing to its own impoverishment. (Beyond Religion, p. 122) David N. Elkins Sayings: While art should never become exclusionary and elitist, any culture which fails to support its
Perhaps the day will come where the validity of one's spirituality will be judged not by the correctness of one's theology but by the authenticity of one's spiritual life. When that day comes, an authentically spiritual Buddhist and an authentically spiritual Christian may find that they have more in common with each other than they do with those in their respective religions who have failed to develop their spirituality. (Beyond Religion, p. 98) David N. Elkins Sayings: Perhaps the day will come where the validity of one's spirituality will be judged not
The same sensitivity that opens artists to Being also makes them vulnerable to the dark powers of non-Being. It is no accident that many creative people
including Dante, Pascal, Goethe, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Beethoven, Rilke, Blake, and Van Gogh
struggled with depression, anxiety, and despair. They paid a heavy price to wrest their gifts from the clutches of non-Being. But this is what true artists do: they make their own frayed lives the cable for the surges of power generated in the creative force fields of Being and non-Being. (Beyond Religion, p. 124)
David N. Elkins Sayings: The same sensitivity that opens artists to Being also makes them vulnerable to the dark
In my more rebellious days I tried to doubt the existence of the sacred, but the universe kept dancing and life kept writing poetry across my life. (Beyond Religion, p. 81) David N. Elkins Sayings: In my more rebellious days I tried to doubt the existence of the sacred, but