“He asked himself a question I still would like answered… ‘How should a good man live; what ought he to do?’ Dangling Man~ Saul Bellow Published in 1944, Dangling Man reflected contemporary intellectual preoccupations with the nature of freedom. Source 1001 books
The words that make sense… brilliant writings by writers…
“Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only … between different parts of a person’s mind.” Rebecca West, “The Art of Skepticism,” 1952
‘Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” Plato The image is from a classical sculpture of Plato found on Crete.
“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.” Anais Nin
SADNESS OF THE INTELLECT: Sadness of being misunderstood ; Humor sadness; Sadness of love witt release; Sadneing smart; Sadness of not knowing enough words to ; Sadness of having options; Sadness of wanting sadness; Sadness of confusion; Sadness of domesated birds, Sadness of fining a book; Sadness of remembering; Sadness of forgetting; Anxiety sadness…” Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything is illuminated)
“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.” Oscar Wilde (The picture of Dorian Gray)
“He awoke each morning with the desire to do right, to be a good and meaningful person, to be, as simple as it sounded and as impossible as it actually was, happy. And during the course of each day his heart would descend from his chest into his stomach. By early afternoon he was overcome by the feeling that nothing was right, or nothing was right for him, and by the desire to be alone. By evening he was fulfilled: alone in the magnitude of his grief, alone in...
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
For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible. Arthur Schopenhauer
“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.” Franz Kafka Photo Kafka Museum