Cool Quotes for Art + Science

Here are some cool quotes about artists and scientists that I completely relate to and enjoyed reading.  Found them here in an interview with Carolina Brandão Zanelli, an art-loving biologist who is currently a scientific illustrator and translator.  I especially like the second one. 🙂

“There are two kinds of truth: the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. Neither is independent of the other or more important than the other. Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery. The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous.”

-Raymond Chandler

“Artists and scientists can be interested in the same subject: painters and geographers may share the same passion for the physical landscape; novelists and psychologists for human relationships; poets and biologists for the nature of consciousness. It is not what interests artists or scientists that distinguishes them from each other, but how it interests them. The difference lies in the types of understanding they are searching for, in the functions of these processes and in the modes of understanding they employ. Artists and scientists are not always different people.”

-Ken Robinson