Here are some things that make me think, and some ill-informed musings.
I have a passing interest in art and philosophy and at the moment where I've got to is "Art is the mathematics of emotion"
Maths is an abstract way of representing a concept. By understanding the mathematical abstractions it is possible to exchange ideas about the world around us. There are many forms of mathematics, it covers a broad range of concepts. Similarly art is a way of conveying a feeling, emotion or range of feelings and emotions to another person.
Below are some quotes I like
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.
-- Lao Tzu, The Tau
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; get it out with optrex.
-- Spike Milligan
What you are sounds so loudly in my ears that I cannot hear what you say.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The eminence of academics can be measured by the length of time they have held up their field