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March 2015

LEO TOLSTOY ~ SPRING

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“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912)
Spring Flowers
Oil on panel

ANAIS NIN ~ WHY DO WE WRITE?

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“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
― Anaïs Nin

VIRGINIA WOOLF ~ COUNTING UP

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“Often on a wet day I begin counting up; what I’ve read and what I haven’t read.” 
Virginia Woolf,  Between the Acts

SAUL BELLOW ~ WRITING AT NIGHT

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“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
Saul Bellow

A TRUE SENTENCE

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“I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, “Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”

Ernest Hemingway

THE NEED OF A WOMAN

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“I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.”

― Anaïs Nin

Portrait of Anne
André Lhote – 1930

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