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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

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.

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

ANAIS NIN ~ THE ROLE OF A WRITER

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“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.”
Anais Nin

On the photo Anais Nin with Henry Miller

UMBERTO ECO ~ WE LIVE FOR BOOKS

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“We Live for Books”
Umberto Eco
(5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016)

C.S. LEWIS ~ FRIENDSHIP

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“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”
C.S. Lewis

GALILEO ~ ON TRUTHS

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“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”
Galileo Galilei
Astronomer

Galileo Galilei, was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. (Wikipedia)
(February 15, 1564 – January 8, 1642)

SAUL BELLOW ~ ON ADVICE

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“When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.”
Saul Bellow

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