James Frey ~ Despair
“The wounds that never heal can only be mourned alone.”
― James Frey, A Million Little Pieces

The Swan of Tuonela
Akseli Gallen-Kallela - 1904-1905
Henri Matisse ~ music
Henri Matisse - Music, 1907
Glenn Gould ~ On Being An Artist
“If an artist wants to use his mind for creative work, cutting oneself off from society is a necessary thing”
― Glenn Gould
Thomas Hardy ~ On Poetry
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.

Thomas Hardy, 1840-1928
British novelist and poet, note written in 1899

Thomas Hardy by William Strang, 1893
Marcel Proust ~ Paradise Lost
“The true paradises are the paradises that we have lost.”
Marcel Proust.
Paradise Lost
Geza Farago - 1903
Alfred Tennyson ~ Memories
“Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depths of some devine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,
In looking on the happy autumn fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more.”
― Alfred Tennyson

John White Alexander - circa 1903
Makovsky ~ Geese
Alexander Vladimirovich Makovsky - 1902
Mother And Daughter
“The more a daughter knows the details of her mother's life [...] the stronger the daughter.”
― Anita Diamant, The Red Tent

Mother and Daughter
Alexei Harlamoff - 1901
Jorge Luis Borges ~ Mirrors
“Mirrors in metal, and the masked
Mirror of mahogany that in its mist
Of a red twilight hazes
The face that is gazed on as it gazes”
― Jorge Luis Borges

The Little Round Mirror
Edward Steichen - 1901
Sylvia Plath ~ How Important Am I ?
“Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.”
Sylvia Plath