"I believe that I am nearer to
God by being humble before this splendor (Nature); by accepting the role I have been given
to play in life; by honoring this majesty without self interests, and, above all, without
asking for anything being confident that he who has created everything has forgotten
(Weaver, 1962, 218)
believe, therefore, without seeking to understand I don't wish to give any name to God, to
statues or to paintings. For he is above everything that is known. Everything that is made
for this purpose, is in my humble opinion, a fraud."
R. Renoir, My Father. London: Collins, 1962.