Virginia Woolf ~ What Do We Need In Life?
“By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream”
Virginia Woolf
Chaim Potok ~ A World Without Patriotism
Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere.

Chaim Potok
Virginia Woolf ~ The Meaning Of Life
“What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.”
Virginia Woolf ~ To the Lighthouse
Goethe ~ The Lonely Soul
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Angela Carter ~ On The Mysterie Of Dreaming
Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and sit together in the dark, like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries, dreaming the same dream in unison.

Angela Carter
John Steinbeck ~ Human Behavior
It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
John Steinbeck
Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ On Happiness
Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Djuna Barnes ~ Being A Woman
"A man is another person - a woman is yourself"
Djuna Barnes
(1892-1982)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez ~ The Value Of Things
Dale valor a las cosas, no por lo que valen, sino por lo que significan.
Value things not because of their worth but because of their meaning.
GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ
D.h. Lawrence ~ On Dreaming
“All people dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the
morning to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous
people, For they dream their dreams with open eyes, And make them come
true.”
D.H. Lawrence
Painting is Emerald Dreams, Morgan Weistling