The words that make sense… brilliant writings by writers…

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VICTOR HUGO ~ THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. “ ~Victor Hugo

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E.M. FORSTER ~ LIFE IS A SPECTACLE

“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)

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ANDRE BRETON ~ ARE WE LOST IN TIME?

“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)

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PHILIP ROTH ~ ON HUMAN BEINGS

“Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?” Philip Roth

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VIRGINIA WOOLF ~ THE PASSION OF THE BRAIN

My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery – always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What’s this passion for? Virginia Woolf

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JOSEPH CONRAD ~ THE SEA

For all that has been said of the love that certain natures (on shore) have professed for it, for all the celebrations it has been the object of in prose and song, the sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness. Joseph Conrad (1857 – 1924)

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ROBERT MUSIL ~ ON ART

Don’t you know that every perfect life would mean the end of art? Robert Musil (1880 – 1942)

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THOMAS MANN ~ ON SOLITUDE

“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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TOLSTOY ~ ON MUSIC

“Music is the shorthand of emotion.” Leo Tolstoy

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JULIO CORTAZAR ~ ON DISTRACTION

“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

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