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
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.
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
D.H. Lawrence
Painting is Emerald Dreams, Morgan Weistling
D.h. Lawrence ~ The Adoration Of A Woman
“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
“...for music alone can abolish differences
of language or culture between two people and invoke something indestructible within them.”
Irene Nemirovsky ― Suite Francaise 
Irene Nemirovsky ~ A Goodbye
“Adieu," he said, "this is goodbye. I'll never forget you, never."
She stood silent. He looked at her and saw her eyes full of tears. He turned away.
At this moment she wasn't ashamed of loving him, because her physical desire had gone and all she felt towards him now was pity and a profound, almost maternal tenderness. She forced herself to smile. "Like the Chinese mother who sent her son off to war telling him to be careful 'because war has its dangers,' I'm asking you, if you have any feelings for me, to be as careful as possible with your life."
Because it is precious to you?" he asked nervously.
Yes. Because it is precious to me.”
Irene Nemirovsky - Suite Francaise
Dostoevsky ~ A Voice From Beneath The Daylight World
"The more conscious I was of goodness and of all that was 'sublime and beautiful', the more deeply I sank into my mire and the more ready I was to sink in it altogether."
Fyodor Dostoevsky
b. 1821 (Russia), d.1881
Bukowski ~ On Loneliness
“I've never been lonely. I've been in a room -- I've felt suicidal. I've been depressed. I've felt awful -- awful beyond all -- but I never felt that one other person could enter that room and cure what was bothering me...or that any number of people could enter that room. In other words, loneliness is something I've never been bothered with because I've always had this terrible itch for solitude. It's being at a party, or at a stadium full of people cheering for something, that I might feel loneliness. I'll quote Ibsen, "The strongest men are the most alone." I've never thought, "Well, some beautiful blonde will come in here and give me a fuck-job, rub my balls, and I'll feel good." No, that won't help. You know the typical crowd, "Wow, it's Friday night, what are you going to do? Just sit there?" Well, yeah. Because there's nothing out there. It's stupidity. Stupid people mingling with stupid people. Let them stupidify themselves. I've never been bothered with the need to rush out into the night. I hid in bars, because I didn't want to hide in factories. That's all. Sorry for all the millions, but I've never been lonely. I like myself. I'm the best form of entertainment I have. Let's drink more wine!”
Charles Bukowski
Victor Hugo ~ The Importance Of Music
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. "
~Victor Hugo