I saw this quote at an exhibit, “The Saint John’s Bible: A Modern Vision Through Medieval Methods” at the Walters Art Museum today. Tina and I went there along with Flower Mart. The exhibit features the St. John’s Bible, which is a Bible that is being illustrated in the medieval tradition but with modern illustrations. For example, in Ezekiel, with the Valley of Dry Bones, the illustration is haunting – faces from the Holocaust, piles of eyeglasses, and even piles of dead cars (in reference to the harm we’re causing to the environment right now).
Anyway, there were also a lot of examples of calligraphy and script art in the exhibit. This quote was there, in beautiful calligraphy. The author of the quote is William Morris: