13 March 2011

“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are?
We should say to each of them:
Do you know what you are?
You are a marvel.
You are unique.
In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you.
Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move.
You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven.
You have the capacity for anything.
Yes, you are a marvel.
And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?
You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.”

- Pablo Picasso


  1. A profound quote for the day -- and every day.

  2. Dear Anon: I especially like what he says at the end, which strikes me as very true - we must all work to make the world worthy of its children. In the light of global warming, and in the wake of the radiation disaster that occurred in Japan recently, one can't help thinking if perhaps it's not all a bit too late.
    We must alll work to be less greedy, to consume less, to conserve more so that the world the shildren inherit will be worthy of them.