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MARK TWAIN ~ QUOTE

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“Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Mark Twain 1835-1910

HENRY JAMES ~ ON PASSION OR MADNESS OF ART

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Portrait of Henry James

“We work in the dark, We do what we can, We give what we have, Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task, The rest is the madness of art.?”

Henry James

Henry James (1843-1916) , noted American-born English essayist, critic, and author of the realism movement wrote The Ambassadors (1903), The Turn of the Screw (1898), and The Portrait of a Lady (1881).

EMILY BRONTE ~ DREAMS

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I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.

Emily Bronte
English writer 1818-1848

TOLSTOY ~ WRITER AND HIS SOUL

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“A writer is dear and necessary for us only in the measure of which he reveals to us the inner workings of his very soul.”

Tolstoy

Photo 1848

GUSTAVE FLAUBERT ~ BEING AN ARTIST

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“The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him”
Gustave Flaubert, 1857
(1821-1880)

ANAIS NIN ~ MEANING OF LIFE

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“There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.”
Anais Nin

COLETTE ~ ON WRITING

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“Writing only leads to more writing.”
Colette

KATHERINE MANSFIELD ~ BEING A WRITER

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“I’m a writer first and a woman after.”
Katherine Mansfield, 1920
(1888-1923)

Aldous Huxley

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“The proper study of mankind is books”
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Karl Kraus ~ In Praise

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“The world has become uglier since it began to look into a mirror—-
so let us settle for the mirror image and do without an inspection of
the original”
Karl Kraus, In Praise, 1908
(1874-1936)

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