Anne Frank ~ My Ideals
“It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
(1929-1945)
Paul Klee ~ The Eye
"One eye sees, the other feels.”
― Paul Klee
Paul Klee is his studio, 1908
 


Fish Magic, 1925
Manet ~ Colours Of Nature
There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.
Edouard Manet


The Monet family in their garden at Argenteuil - Edouard Manet
Primo Levi ~ God Does Not Exist
" I must say that the experience of Auschwitz for me was such as to sweep away any remnants of the religious education that I had had...Auschwitz existed, therefore God cannot exist. I find no solution to that dilemma. I seek a solution, but I don't find it. "
Primo Levi
William Faulkner ~ I’m A Failed Poet
“I’m a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing that, only then does he take up novel writing.”
—William Faulkner
Emil Nolde ~ Wise People
"Clever people master life; the wise iluminate it and create fresh difficulties"
Emil Nolde (1867-1956)


Flower Garden, Emil Nolde
The Human Sound Of The Violin
“The true mission of the violin is to imitate the accents of the human voice, a noble mission that has earned for the violin the glory of being called the king of instruments”
― Charles-Auguste de Beriot
Edmund Charles Tarbell, "Girl with Violin (the Violinist)," 1890
Marcel Proust ~ Childhood And Books
"There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book."
Marcel Proust
George Bernard Shaw ~ The Value Of Art
"Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable."
George Bernard Shaw
Henri Matisse ~ Living On Borrowed Time
“I didn't expect to recover from my second operation but since I did, I consider that I'm living on borrowed time. Every day that dawns is a gift to me and I take it in that way. I accept it gratefully without looking beyond it. I completely forget my physical suffering and all the unpleasantness of my present condition and I think only of the joy of seeing the sun rise once more and of being able to work a little bit, even under difficult conditions.”
― Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse by Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Dessert: Harmony in Red, 1908