We are becoming more and more artificial, more and more superficial, more and more verbal, moving in a linear direction. Not vertical at all, but linear. And so artificial things become more important – theatres, cinemas, the whole business of the modern world. And very few have the sense of beauty in themselves, beauty in conduct, beauty in behaviour, beauty in the usage of language, the voice, the manner of walking, the sense of humility. With that humility, everything becomes gentle, quiet, full of beauty. We have none of that and yet we go to museums and galleries. We have lost the delicacy, the sensitivity of the mind, the heart and the body. When we have lost this sensitivity how can we know what beauty is?
from Dialogue 9 with Allan W. Anderson in San Diego, California, 22 February 1974