Einstein on map making, and the connection of art and science.

“One of the strongest motives that lead persons to art or science is a flight from the everyday life. With this negative motive goes a positive one. Man seeks to form for himself, in whatever manner is suitable for him, a simplified and lucid image of the world, and so to overcome the world of experience by striving to replace it to some extent by this image. This is what the painter does, and the poet, the speculative philosopher, the natural scientist, each in his own way. Into this image and its formation, he places the center of gravity of his emotional life, in order to attain the peace and serenity that he cannot find within the narrow confines of swirling personal experience.”

– Albert Einstein

One response to “Einstein on map making, and the connection of art and science.

  1. Neat quote. Einstein certainly had other great qualities beyond his obvious brilliance in science.

    I’m glad to see your Zodiac Webtoy has returned. I’m not sure if your whole site was down, or just the Webtoy, or if it was some sort of connectivity problem. Whichever way, it’s good to have it back online 🙂

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