KNIGHTS & EPITAPHS
Beneath the established signs, and in spite of them, he hears another, deeper, discourse, which recalls the time when words glittered in the universal resemblance of things; in the language of the poet, the Sovereignty of the Same, so difficult to express, eclipses, the distinction existing between signs.
The Order of Things (1966)
A centaur is a legendary animal, half human and half horse, and so it well represents a perfect union and harmony of mental and physical. A centaur is not a horse rider in control of his horse, but a rider who is one with his horse.
No Boundary (1981)
To transform the leap of life into a walk, absolutely to express the sublime in the pedestrian - that only the knight of faith can do.
Fear and Trembling (1843)
In the embodiment of Apollo everything must be calm and clear; clear as daylight, for Apollo is the god of light.
The Nude (1956)
The only thing I know for sure is this: a horse's head is finally unknowable to me.