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GUSTAVE FLAUBERT ~ READ TO LIVE

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“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
― Gustave Flaubert

Henri Roger-Viollet
1893

THOMAS HARDY ~ SOMETHING WITHIN US…

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“Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.”
Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. (Wikipedia)

JEALOUSY…THE GREEN-EY’D MONSTER

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Edvard Munch – Jealousy (1895)

“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.”
― William Shakespeare, Othello

ALFRED LORD TENNYSON ~ DREAMS

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Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Émile Constant Puyo
Sommeil
ca. 1887

CHARLES DICKENS ~ A QUIET SILENT MAN

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“He had been for many years, a quiet silent man, associating but little with other men, and used to companionship with his own thoughts. He had never known before the strength of the want in his heart for the frequent recognition of a nod, a look, a word; or the immense amount of relief that had been poured into it by drops through such small means.”
― Charles Dickens, Hard Times

Burghers of Calais (detail)
Auguste Rodin.

ERATO, MUSE OF POETRY

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Erato, Muse Of Poetry
Sir Edward John Poynter (1870)

EUDORA WELTY ~ ON WRITING A NOVEL

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Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer’s own life.
Eudora Welty

WILLEM DE KOONING ~ ON ORDER

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“The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves”
― Willem De Kooning

ANDRE BRETON ~ EXISTENCE IS EVERYWHERE

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“It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere.”
Andre Breton

Photo by Henry Cartier -Bresson.

WILLIAM BLAKE ~ ON IMAGINATION

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Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
William Blake

William Blake (1757-1827)
Hecate or the Three Fates
Watercolor and pen and black ink
1795

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