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MAX ERNST ~ ON WOMEN’S NUDITY

in Max's Bizarre Voyage by
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Woman’s nudity is wiser than the philosopher’s teachings.
Max Ernst

Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning, photo by Lee Miller.

MAX ERNST ~ ON GOOD IDEAS

in Max's Bizarre Voyage by
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“All good ideas arrive by chance.”

Gala Éluard, 1924
Max Ernst

EMIL NOLDE ~ WISE PEOPLE

in Quoting the Artist ~ Thoughts and Thinking... by
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“Clever people master life; the wise iluminate it and create fresh difficulties”

Emil Nolde (1867-1956)

Flower Garden, Emil Nolde

HERMAN HESSE ~ THE WRITTEN WORD

in The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
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“Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.”
― Hermann Hesse

EMIL NOLDE ~ AN ILLUMINATING LIFE

in Quoting the Artist ~ Thoughts and Thinking... by
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“Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties”

Emil Nolde  (1867-1956)

Mask Still Life III

1911

Irises and Poppies

THOMAS MANN ~ ON LIFE

in The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
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“And for its part, what was life? Was it perhaps only an infectious disease of matter—just as the so-called spontaneous generation of matter was perhaps only an illness, a cancerous stimulation of the immaterial?”
— Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

HERMANN HESSE ~ REALITY

in Art & the Unconscious Mind/The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
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There’s no reality except the one contained within us. That’s why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.”

Hermann Hesse

GOETHE ~ THE LONELY SOUL

in The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
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The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

BACH ~ ON MUSIC

in The Melody of Art by
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“It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.”

Johann Sebastian Bach

German composer and musician (1685-1750)


THOMAS MANN ~ ON SOLITUDE

in The words that make sense... brilliant writings by writers... by
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“Solitude produces originality, bold and astonishing beauty, poetry. But solitude also produces perverseness, the disproportionate, the absurd and the forbidden.”

Thomas Mann (Death in Venice)

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