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D.H. LAWRENCE ~ THE ADORATION OF A WOMAN

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“It was not the passion that was new to her, it was the yearning adoration. She knew she had always feared it, for it left her helpless; she feared it still, lest if se adored him too much, then she would lose herself, become effaced, and she did not want to be effaced, a slave, like a savage woman. She must not become a slave. She feared her adoration, yet she would not at once fight against it.

D.H. Lawrence – Lady Chatterley’s Lover

IRENE NEMIROVSKY ~ ON MUSIC

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“…for music alone can abolish differences
of language or culture between two people and invoke something indestructible within them.”

Irene Nemirovsky ― Suite Francaise 

E.M. FORSTER ~ LIFE IS A SPECTACLE

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“I don’t die – I don’t fall in love. And if other people die or fall in love they always do it when I’m not there. You are quite right; life to me is just a spectacle…”

E.M. Forster (1879-1905)

ANDRE BRETON ~ ARE WE LOST IN TIME?

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“The important thing is that man is lost in time, in the moment that immediately precedes him – which only attests, by reflection, to the fact that he is lost in the moment that follows”

Andre Breton

André Breton was a French writer and poet. He is known best as the founder of Surrealism.

Photo by Man Ray (1930)

LANGSTON HUGHES ~ ON DREAMS

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DREAMS

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967 / Missouri/The United States)

Drawing of Langston Hughes by Winold Reiss

TOLSTOY ~ ON MUSIC

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“Music is the shorthand of emotion.”

Leo Tolstoy

JULIO CORTAZAR ~ ON DISTRACTION

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“All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate.”
Julio Cortazar – Around the Day in Eighty WorLds

ROMAIN GARY ~ THE INSPIRATION OF LITERATURE

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“Reality is not an inspiration for literature. At its best, literature is an inspiration for reality” 1956
Romain Gary, 1914 -1980

BALZAC ~ NARROW MINDS

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“Narrow minds can develop as well through persecution as through benevolence; they can assure themselves of their power by tyrannizing cruelly or beneficently over others”  (Eugenie Grandet)

Honore de Balzac

TURGENJEV ~ ON POETS

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A poet must be a psychologist, but a secret one: he should know and feel the roots of phenomena but present only the phenomena themselves in full bloom or as they fade away.

Ivan Turgenjev

Painting

Portrait of Turgenjev by Ilja Repin

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