Why do we think love is a magician? Because the whole power of magic consists in love. The work of magic is the attraction of one thing by another because of a certain affinity of nature.
The soul exists partly in eternity and partly in time.
Whose little boy are you?
I feed my heart with sighs, that's all it asks, I live on tears, I think I'm born to weep; I don't complain of that, since in my state weeping is sweeter than you might believe.
Nobility passes through by blood, not by law
There was a time in the ancient world - a very long time - in which the central cultural problem must have seemed an inexhaustible outpouring of books. Where to put them all? How to organize them on the groaning shelves? How to hold the profusion of knowledge in one's head? The loss of this plenitude would have been virtually inconceivable to anyone living in its midst. Then, not all at once but with the cumulative force of a mass extinction, the whole enterprise came to an end. What looked stable turned out to be fragile, and what had seemed for all time was only for the time being.
The 'Heirs of Alexandria' series mixes the Renaissance with magic and demons, based on a changed theological history.
The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind, like that of the ancients.
The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events.
I went to a restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time'. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.
One of a handful of films made in Detroit, '8 Mile' doesn't feature the Motown renaissance that Mayor Coleman A. Young dreamed of in the 1970s. Instead, it's the beaten-down city: 8 Mile refers to the line of demarcation between Detroit and suburban, mostly white Oakland County.
We may affirm, then, that the main drift of the later Renaissance was away from a humanism that favored a free expansion toward a humanism that was in the highest degree disciplinary and selective.
The Renaissance of the fifteenth century was, in many things, great rather by what it designed then by what it achieved.
Not much was really invented during the Renaissance, if you don't count modern civilization.
I'm a modern-day renaissance man.
I am always connected with the Renaissance a lot; that's why I am connected with Pitti Palace.
I don't use the word 'renaissance'. It's flawed because in Latin, it's tied to the rebirth of Christ... It's a word that's tied to a European concept.
My official field was Tudor-Stuart England; I also considered myself reasonably competent when it came to Renaissance and Reformation Europe.