Friday, May 29, 2015

Archivo Nacho Barcia Sacrum Mysterium

Agnus Dei Francisco de Zurbarán, 1635-1640

“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!”
― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

“Memory is not only unruly, leaving us in the lurch when most needed, but stupid as well, putting its nose into places where it is not wanted.”
― Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

“Dreams are rough copies of the waking soul
Yet uncorrected of the higher will,
So that men sometimes in their dreams confess
An unsuspected, or forgotten, self;
-Since Dreaming, Madness, Passion, are akin
In missing each that salutory rein
Of reason, and the grinding will of man.”

― Pedro Calderón de la Barca

The Dog - Francisco Goya (1819-1823), Museo del Prado, Madrid